Saudi Arabia will continue to fight terrorism and avoid a rebirth of ISIS: FM


Riyadh – Prince Faisal bin Farhan, the foreign affairs minister for the Kingdom, made the announcement during a speech on Thursday at the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’ ministerial conference. Saudi Arabia will continue to work to stop the rebirth of ISIS.

He added that it is crucial to stop ISIS’s sources of funding and that the Kingdom feels it is important to combat terrorism and extreme ideology.

The minister said that Saudi Arabia would hunt ISIS wherever it may be. He also said in his speech that coordinated efforts to eradicate terrorists would continue.

Additionally, he exhorted nations to cooperate in promoting tolerance and communication.

His remarks were made at a gathering of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, which the Kingdom and the United States are co-hosting.

ISIS will be defeated and terrorist organisations will be eliminated, according to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

He did, however, issue a warning that ISIS assaults are still on the rise in Afghanistan and certain African nations.

He further cautioned that keeping foreign ISIS fighters in camps would result in their comeback and argued that repatriating all foreign fighters to their home nations is a crucial first step in destroying the al-Hol camp in Syria.

Prior to the ministerial conference, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and the two agreed to cooperate to advance peace, security, and prosperity throughout the Middle East and elsewhere, the State Department stated late Tuesday.

The US secretary thanked Saudi Arabia for taking the initiative to host the next Defeat ISIS summit, according to State Department spokesman Matt Miller, and emphasised the significance of ongoing efforts to combat terrorism.

ISIS fighters captured towns in Iraq in 2014 and proclaimed a self-styled caliphate over a sizable portion of Syria and Iraq. After a three-year violent conflict that claimed tens of thousands of lives, the group was officially proclaimed vanquished in 2017, although sleeper cells still exist around the globe.

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