Saudi King Salman to Islamic State: ‘We Will Strike with an Iron Fist’

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (C) walks surrounded by security officers to receive Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa (unseen) upon the latter's arrival in Riyadh to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 5, 2015.
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This story originally appeared at Reuters:

Saudi Arabia will strike with an ‘iron hand’ against people who target the country’s youth, said King Salman, a day after suicide bombers struck three cities in an apparently coordinated campaign of attacks.

“The biggest challenge facing the Islamic nation is to preserve real wealth and hope for the future of the young who face the risk of extremism and malicious calls pushing them to abnormal behaviors and practices … ” Salman said in a speech marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

“We will strike with an iron fist those who target the minds and thoughts and attitudes of our dear youth,” Salman said.

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