1998 News Story
 

02/15/1998
Prince Sultan speaks out on use of military bases

Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation, and Inspector-General, yesterday reiterated that the use of Saudi military bases is an issue which is totally rejected, in letter and in spirit, by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Speaking at a press conference following the award ceremony for the King Faisal International Prize which he had patronized, Prince Sultan said:  "We hope that no military action will be taken against the Iraqi people, and that the Iraqi government will submit to justice and right, and carry out the resolutions of the security council in order to avoid the woes of war for its people."  Prince Sultan went on to say that he hoped the concerned authorities in the UN security council would reach an agreement with the Iraqi government for the sake of Iraq and that of world peace. 


Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation, and Inspector-General, yesterday reiterated that the use of Saudi military bases is an issue which is totally rejected, in letter and in spirit, by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Speaking at a press conference following the award ceremony for the King Faisal International Prize which he had patronized, Prince Sultan said:  "We hope that no military action will be taken against the Iraqi people, and that the Iraqi government will submit to justice and right, and carry out the resolutions of the security council in order to avoid the woes of war for its people."  Prince Sultan went on to say that he hoped the concerned authorities in the UN security council would reach an agreement with the Iraqi government for the sake of Iraq and that of world peace. 

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