1999 News Story

Prince Sultan speaks out on Kosovo situation

Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation, and Inspector-General, who is currently on a tour of the southwestern part of the Kingdom, held a press conference today at Khamis Muyshat, and responded to a question on the Saudi position regarding current developments in Yugoslavia.  Prince Sultan stated that the Saudi government condemns the Serbian aggression against the Muslim Albanians and deplores their displacement from their country, saying this is something prohibited both by Divine Law and by the law of the land. Describing the behavior of the Serbs as criminal, Prince Sultan went on to say: "There should not be silence about this either in the Islamic world or among the international community. It is first and foremost a humanitarian issue before it is defined by religion or by any other aspect."  He prayed God that this evil war would end and that the Muslims would be able to return to their homes.