"We hope to convince him that there is no better way to encourage terrorism than to capitulate to it."
Let us not encourage terrorism by being intimidated by terrorists.
Iran certainly has a capacity to encourage terrorism and destabilise its region.
United States officials have alleged that the latter has encouraged homegrown terrorism.
The consequence of this approach is considered by many, including perhaps the Saudi government itself, to have encouraged Islamist terrorism.
"This type of action will encourage terrorism worldwide," he said of the clemency offer.
We are losing our place of influence and power worldwide, and this serves only to encourage terrorism.
"It's not going to make much difference and may even encourage further terrorism," he said.
Besides, to indulge specific grievances once they've become terrorist causes is to encourage terrorism.
Since Sept. 11, he has repeatedly spoken of the need to address the inequalities that encourage terrorism.