Saudi Arabia strongly condemns assassination attempt on Argentine vice president

Saudi Arabia strongly condemns assassination attempt on Argentine vice president
Saudi Arabia strongly condemns assassination attempt on Argentine vice president

Saudi Arabia's embassy in Argentina has expressed the Kingdom strong condemnation and denunciation of the assassination attempt on the Argentina Vice President Cristina Kirchner. The embassy affirmed that Saudi Arabia stands with Argentina and its people in the face of all threats to its security and stability. It noted Saudi Arabia's support for all efforts aimed at eliminating violence, extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

The Kingdom wished Argentine Republic and its friendly people safety, stability and prosperity. On Friday, Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner escaped unharmed after a man fired a loaded gun at her that failed to go off inches from her head.

The attack, which the economy minister called an assassination attempt, comes at a time of acute political and social frictions inside Argentina. It happened as Fernandez de Kirchner stepped out of a car outside her Buenos Aires home, where hundreds of supporters had gathered. Video footage showed a man holding a pistol next to her head.

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