Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman offered his
condolences to US President Donald Trump in a phone call after a Saudi
Air Force trainee opened fire on Friday at a US naval base, killing three
people before being shot dead by police.
“King Salman just called to express his sincere condolence and give his sympathies to the families and friends of the warriors who were killed and wounded in the attack that took place in Pensacola, Florida,” Trump tweeted.
“The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people,” the US president said.
During the phone conversation, King Salman assured President Trump
that Saudi Arabia supports the US and the issuance of the king directives to
fully cooperate with the US agencies to disclose the circumstances of the
incident, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Reacting to the incident, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan said: “The Kingdom expresses its deepest condolences to the families of victims, and to the American people.