Asharq Al-awsat English Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper

Saudi Envoy Visits Pensacola Base

Saudi Envoy Visits Pensacola Base

Friday, 13 December, 2019 - 06:30

The Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud, visited the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida on Thursday to extend her condolences for a deadly shooting attack.

The FBI has continued its investigations after a Saudi Air Force Second Lieutenant opened fire at the base last Friday, leaving three people dead and eight injured.

The diplomat’s visit reinforces Saudi Arabia's "full cooperation with US authorities in investigating this senseless act of violence,” the Embassy said in a statement.

“During her visit, the Ambassador met with the command of the base and reiterated her condemnation of this horrific attack. The Ambassador stressed that she would remain fully engaged on the matter and would provide any assistance possible to accelerate the investigation,” the statement added.

Editor Picks