| 29 November 2023, Wednesday |

Saudi Arabia summons Swedish Charge D’Affaires over Quran burning incidents

Saudi Arabia on Thursday strongly condemned and denounced the official permission Swedish authorities have repeatedly granted extremists that allow them to burn copies of the Holy Quran.

In a statement, the Saudi Foreign Ministry described the move as irresponsible behavior and disgraceful act provoking the feelings of Muslims around the world.

The ministry said it will summon the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Sweden to Riyadh to give him an objection note, which carries the Kingdom’s demand from Swedish authorities to take immediate measures to halt such disgraceful acts that violate the principles of all faiths, international laws, and protocols.

The statement also expressed Saudi Arabia’s complete rejection of all acts that ignite hatred among peoples and religions.

Early this month, the Kingdom had summoned the Swedish ambassador to condemn the burning of the Quran outside Stockholm Mosque after Eid al-Adha prayers.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat