UNCLAS MUSCAT 002146
STATE FOR NEA, NEA/ARPI
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OPRC PTER SA MU
SUBJECT: OMAN DENOUNCES ATTACK ON U.S. CONSULATE IN JEDDAH
Â¶1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement
December 7 to the Oman News Agency (ONA) in reaction to the
December 6 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate General in
Jeddah. Per Omani standard practice, the only available
version of the MFA statement is that carried by ONA. Begin
The Sultanate has condemned the terrorist act on the U.S.
consulate in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which occurred
yesterday, killing a number of innocent people.
A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry here today
denounced the criminal act and reaffirmed the Sultanate's
government support and solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its
efforts to eliminate terrorism and called on the
international community to unite to encounter (sic) terrorist
acts and eliminate them.
The Sultanate extended condolences to the Saudi Government
and families of the victims. (End text.)
Â¶2. While the terror attack was front-page news in the local
Arabic and English language press on December 7 and 8, it has
yet to surface in the local Internet message board "Al