2001 News Story

Crown Prince receives security and military officials

Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received yesterday evening a number of high-ranking security and armed forces officials. Speaking on the occasion, he deplored the biased press campaign being waged against the Kingdom by certain foreign newspapers. Those behind it, he said "should realize the fact that we will remain strong with the grace of God Almighty, and abide by the teachings of Islam. Moreover, we are not going to compromise on two matters, namely, religion and homeland, and this fact should be understood by all." Commenting on his recent contacts with U.S. President George W. Bush, he remarked that these focused on serving Islam and the Muslims, especially on the Palestinian issue, adding: "What is desired is justice and nothing more than justice."