WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Senators told television news shows Sunday the deadly attack in Ridyah, Saudi Arabia, should be a wake-up call to the kingdom to root out terrorists.
The bombs that killed 17 and wounded 110 Saturday should "wake up the Saudi regime one more click and stop the indirect support of al-Qaida ... and understand this is about international terror," Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., said on CNN's "Late Edition."
Members of Congress have complained since the Sept. 11 attacks that the Saudi government has turned a blind eye to money flowing to al-Qaida, USA Today reported Sunday.
"There is no question that the Saudis and our other friends in the Middle East are going to have to do more to deal with this," Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., told "Late Edition."
Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., told "Fox News Sunday" his panel was briefed about the threat of such an attack "about a week ago."