RIYADH, 30th January, 2017 (WAM) — GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani strongly denounced the assassination of a police officer in Bahrain, which took place yesterday, describing it as a horrible terrorist crime contradicting all humanitarian and ethical values and principles.

In a statement, he expressed solidarity of the GCC member states with the Kingdom of Bahrain in all measures it might take to preserve its security and stability and its citizens and expatriates safety.

He also expressed absolute confidence in the ability of the security forces of Bahrain in unveiling the details of the crime, apprehending the culprits and sending them to appear before justice, and offering his heartfelt condolence to the relatives of the deceased, the minister of interior, personnel of the ministry and the people of Bahrain.

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