Saudi Arabia
Gulf Cooperation Council
September 12, 2001

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) today issued a statement condemning yesterday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC. GCC Secretary-General Jameel Al-Hujeilan declared: "The GCC states, which stress condemnation of all aspects and forms of terrorism, extremism and violence, denounce these attacks on the United States. [They] express their sympathy with the American people and government, and offer their condolences to the victims of all terrorist actions throughout the world." He went on to caution European and American media, in this difficult time, not to rush to conclusions, accusing people who have no link to these criminal acts.