Saudi clerics told to support rulers post attack

The ministry said its efforts are aimed at raising awareness about the dangers facing Saudi Arabia and the importance of supporting its rulers.

17 September 2019 | 20:38

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 17 September 2019 | 20:38

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, pose for a picture after a news conference during their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. (AP Photo)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Saudi Arabia has instructed clerics across the country to focus their upcoming Friday sermons on the recent attacks that struck key oil installations in the kingdom’s east.

The Islamic Affairs Ministry said the sermons should “emphasize the blessing of security and stability that God has bestowed upon the kingdom of Saudi Arabia” and the “need to rally around its wise leadership,” as well as to ask for God’s protection of the country and to respond to enemies where they are.

The ministry said its efforts are aimed at raising awareness about the dangers facing Saudi Arabia and the importance of supporting its rulers.

The ministry’s instructions were published Tuesday by the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

Saudi Arabia and the U.S. allege Iran was responsible for charges that Tehran denies.

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