Tragedy at the Grand Mosque in Mecca

Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
September 11, 2015

Teresa and I send our prayers to all of those killed and wounded in today's crane collapse at the Grand Mosque. It was a horrific accident at such a peaceful place.

During this Hajj season especially, the United States will stand with Saudi Arabia and all Muslims around the world in the aftermath of this dreadful incident at one of Islam’s holiest sites.