Jeddah, 7 Jumadil Akhir/17 April 2013 (MINA) – The Islamic countries organization, (Organization of Islamic Cooperation/OIC) has strongly condemned Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured more than 170 others.

     “such actions targeting an event are cowardly and reprehensible,” OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said in a statement on Tuesday (16/4), according to Press TV reports monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA). 

     The secretary general of the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC), Abdelatif Zayani, also denounced “cowardly terrorist acts that go against all values and principles,” which its members are  Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

     The Iranian media reported King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia sent a message of condolence to the people of the United States, saying he was ‘saddened by the news of the two explosions in Boston.’ “We condemn these acts of terrorism targeting innocent people and committed by criminals who represent only themselves and have neither religion nor faith.”

     On Monday, US President Barack Obama vowed “a response” to the bombings at the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon cross-country race, though he stopped short of naming any suspects.

      Local media reports called into question a “Saudi national” who was injured in the incident, saying that he is being questioned by authorities at a hospital.(T/P05/P03)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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