DAMASCUS, (SANA) – An official Source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Sunday denied as "completely untrue" news broadcast by some media outlets regarding Syria's recruitment of a person to carry out a bombing during the religious rituals of the last pilgrimage season.
The source added that the Syrian Arab Republic refuted allegations of recruiting a person to carry out a bombing during the religious rituals of the last pilgrimage season, assassinate political and religious figures in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or bomb gas stations in Jeddah.
It stressed Syria's keenness on the safety and security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the sanctities there, adding that the person who circulated such false news and claimed that he was chosen to carry out a bombing in Mecca on the Day of Arafah has never been a Syrian Diplomat, rather he was an ex-civil worker at the Consulate General of the Syrian Arab Republic in Jeddah.
The source noted that this person and those who stand behind him attempt to undermine Syria's steadfastness in the face of the conspiracy hatched against it through fabricating such statements, as they aim to harm the fraternal relations between the Syrian and the Saudi peoples.
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