Arab countries condemning the terrorist attack in Tunisia.
Arab countries condemned the suicide bombing outside the US embassy in Tunis on Friday, killing one policeman and wounding several others, in the most serious attack in the country in months.
The Emirates News Agency (WAM) stated that the UAE “strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a security patrol near the American embassy in Tunis, which killed a security man and injured others.”
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of the bombing in Tunisia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s position “rejecting all forms of extremism, violence and terrorism,” affirming that the Kingdom stands beside Tunisia in the face of everything that disturbs its security and stability.
For its part, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry condemned the terrorist attack, affirming Egypt’s total rejection of all forms of terrorism, violence and extremism, and its solidarity with the Tunisian Republic in the face of terrorism.
The Kuwait Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, sent two telegrams of condolences to the Tunisian and American presidents, expressing Kuwait’s strong condemnation of the terrorist attack. Jordan also condemned the attack. The official spokesman for the Jordanian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Dhaifallah Al-Fayez, reiterated Jordan’s solidarity with the Tunisian government and people “against terrorism and blind violence aimed at undermining the security, safety and stability of the country.”
Al-Fayez affirmed, in a press statement, “Jordan’s steadfast and rejection of the various forms of violence and terrorism that target everyone without distinction between religion and ethnicity, whatever source and starting points are.”
The explosion occurred near the main gate of the embassy, where a Reuters reporter saw a burning and broken motorbike and a damaged police car, while police gathered, and a helicopter circled overhead.
The Interior Ministry said that the attack killed two terrorists, wounded five policemen, while a civilian was lightly wounded. Before the Tunisian Press Agency reported the killing of a policeman.
The owner of one of the shops, called Amira, said: “We heard a powerful explosion … We saw the remains of the terrorist on the ground, after he was riding on a motorcycle towards the policemen.”