Saudi Arabia vowed to clamp down on terror and the United States to cut its diplomatic presence in the kingdom after dozens died in triple suicide bombings Riyadh said were carried out by 15 Saudis. With Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda movement held responsible, Saudi newspapers urged the government to treat May 12, the day of the attacks, as the United States treated September 11, 2001. The similarity between the two outrages was highlighted by Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, who said Monday night’s bombings against expatriate residential compounds had been carried out by the same number of assailants as those who attacked Washington and New York. “Fifteen Saudis did what they did in the attacks in the United States and 15 Saudis did the attacks here,” he told a press conference, referring to 15 out of 19 suicide hijackers who carried out the attacks against the United States. Full Story
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