18 February 2014

Egypt: SIS Condemns Taba Explosion

Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has raised security concerns in Egypt since the fall of President Mohamed Morsi last year. VOA's Elizabeth Arrott reports. ( Resource: Egypt Militant Group Threatens Tourists )

SIS Chairman Ambassador Salah Abdul-Sadeq:

- After terrorist groups targeted Egyptians, they are now pursuing the people of other countries.

- This criminal act not only affects Egypt, but also has an impact on the world at large, including the Arab and Islamic worlds.

- The hands behind this criminal act will not achieve their goals.

- SIS hopes that international media assume its responsibility in reporting the cowardly acts to which Egypt is being exposed to the entire world.

The State Information Service condemns the terrorist attack against the tourist bus near the Taba checkpoint on Sunday, February 16, 2014 and expresses its condolences to the families of the victims and its wishes for a speedy recovery for the wounded.

In a statement, SIS Chairman Salah Abdul-Sadeq said that these cowardly acts will neither affect Egypt and the Egyptians, nor will it steer them away from achieving the goals of the roadmap and implementing democracy in Egypt

Chairman Abdul-Sadeq said that this criminal act not only affects Egypt, but also has an impact on the world at large, including the Arab and Islamic worlds and said that Egypt was intent on protecting its visitors by all means possible.

He also added that the hands behind this criminal act, whatever or whoever they are, be they individuals, countries or groups will not achieve their goals but will fail and whoever supports, funds, plans or instigates will go down in history as immoral and evil.

Chairman Abdul-Sadeq called upon the representatives of international and local media to report these terrorist acts and assume its responsibility in relaying the true picture of the cowardly acts both Egypt and its visitors from other countries are being exposed to so as to get the world to support us in uprooting terrorism from Egypt and the world.

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