Statement by the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal on the Attacks in Jeddah, Qatif, and Medina

“ As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, Muslims from the United States to Saudi Arabia and beyond should now be celebrating the advent of Eid Al Fitr.  Instead many of us will be grieving, in particular the families of the Saudi security forces personnel and others who were hurt or killed in the senseless attacks in Jeddah, Qatif, and Medina today.  I condemn, and all decent people condemn, these attacks.  All of us deserve the right to worship in peace, and those who would transform this holy time into an occasion for hatred and bloodshed deserve our strongest condemnation.”


Joseph W. Westphal

Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia