Riyadh will not let anyone 'finance terrorism': Saudi FM

ANI | Updated: Oct 08, 2017 22:01 IST

Moscow [Russia], Oct 8 (ANI): Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said that Riyadh will not let anyone finance terrorism and spread the ideology of hatred.

"We will not let anyone spread the ideology of hatred, to finance those kind of ideology or terrorism," Tass news agency quoted al-Jubeir as saying at a news conference for Russian media on Sunday.

"Our approach to this problem has been very strict: we have dismissed several thousand of imams from mosques for extremism, we modernize our educational system in order to rule out the possibility of misinterpretation of texts," he added.

He said that Saudi Arabia will cooperate with Moscow in the fight against terrorism.

The Minister said that both Saudi Arabia and Russia are fighting terror groups like Islamic State, which pose a threat to countries of their origin and for others in the region.

Russia and Saudi Arabia are currently in scrappy situation over the conflict in Syria.

Russia has backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Government's fight against terror and has even deployed armed forces in the country.

However, Saudi Arabia has openly backed groups that have used violence to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad. (ANI)

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