1998 News Story

Kingdom denies rumor from Iranian News Agency

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has categorically denied reports carried by Qatari TV quoting the state-run Iranian News Agency that sources in the Iranian town of Khoramesh-Har claimed that U.S. and British troops entered Iraqi territory yesterday from Saudi Arabia. No forces whatsoever have been allowed to move in that area, and no forces would ever have been allowed to use the territory of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a springboard. The Kingdom regrets that Qatari TV, on its 'Al-Jazira' Channel, has in recent months repeatedly transmitted this kind of report, designed to create confusion and chaos.