President Clinton's remarks
June 25, 1996
Web posted at: 10 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT)
WASHINGTON -- The text of U.S. President Bill Clinton's remarks Tuesday about the Saudi Arabia explosion:
An explosion occurred this afternoon at the United States military housing complex near Dhahran in Saudi Arabia. Our best information at this time is that there are many injuries. There have been fatalities. We do not yet know how many.
The explosion appears to be the work of terrorists. If that's the case, like all Americans I am outraged by it. The cowards who committed this murderous act must not go unpunished.
Within a few hours, an FBI team will be on its way to Saudi Arabia to assist in the investigation.
Our condolences and our prayers go out to the victims, families and their friends.
We're grateful for the professionalism shown by the Saudi authorities and their reaction to this emergency. We are ready to work with them to make sure those responsible are brought to justice.
Let me say again: We will pursue this. America takes care of our own. Those who did it must not go unpunished.
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