Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has vowed to “wipe” terrorists from the “face of the earth” thanks to resources of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Alliance.
“The biggest danger of this terrorism and extremism is the tarnishing of the reputation of our beloved religion. … We will not allow this to happen,” Salman said during the Sunday summit of the Islamic Military Alliance. “Today we start the pursuit of terrorism and we see its defeat in many facets around, the world especially in Muslim countries. … We will continue to fight it until we see its defeat.”
The crown prince also offered his condolences to Egypt referring to the Friday militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai that killed 305 people.
“This is indeed a painful event and it is a recurrent and strong reminder the dangers of this terrorism,” he said.
The Islamic Military Alliance, officially comprising 41 member states, does not include Syria, Iran and Iraq.
The Qatari delegation was also not present at the summit in Riyadh because of the economic and diplomatic blockade of Qatar imposed by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies in June. Qatar was accused of sponsoring terrorism and fueling tensions in the region.