To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of the provision of financial assistance from Saudi Arabian citizens to support ISIS activities in Syria and Iraq; and what discussions he has held with foreign counterparts on tackling such assistance.
7 September 2015
We work closely with countries in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, to counter the threat from terrorists and extremists across the region. Saudi Arabia is a key partner on a broad range of counter terrorism questions. The Saudi government is acutely aware of the threat from terrorist groups such as Al Qaida and ISIL to their own and global security, and have been at the forefront of efforts to combat them. Saudi Arabia has a comprehensive set of laws in place to prevent terrorist financing, which we assess that it vigorously enforces.