From the archive: 2004 terrorist attacks in Al-Khobar

From the archive
Issue 994 - 05 Jun 2015 | 2 minute read

…For once, Saudi Arabia will not hit back with a state-funded campaign extolling the kingdom’s virtues: in contrast to the big media spend after the 11 September 2001 attacks, which proved largely self-defeating, GSN hears that the government has pulled some major advertising projects, preferring to keep a low profile while security forces work to eradicate underground groups. Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdelaziz’s media-savvy advisor Adel Al-Jubeir and the big two ambassadors, Prince Bandar Bin Sultan in Washington and Prince Turki Al-Faisal in London, have been spinning the message that terrorism is a problem, but the security forces can get on top of it.

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