Saudi Crown Prince vows ‘iron fist’ against extremists after attack

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman; deputy prime minister and minister of defense, pledged to strike extremists with an “iron fist”, after a bombing against a gathering of diplomats was claimed by the Islamic State group.

“We will continue to confront any extremist behaviour and ideas,” Prince Mohammed said in an address to the Shura Council, the top government advisory body.

“We will continue to strike with an iron fist against all those who want to harm our security and stability,” he said, according to the transcript of his speech published by the official Saudi Press Agency.

His remarks come after a bomb blast struck a World War I commemoration at a non-Muslim cemetery in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Wednesday, leaving at least two people wounded.