2003 News Story

Kingdom's ideas on Iraq general, not 'initiative', says Prince Saud

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal, in response to what has been circulated in international mass media concerning an 'initiative' forwarded by Saudi Arabia to bring about an end to the war between Iraq and the United States, explained that what the Kingdom had expressed were only general ideas, which it has asserted on more than one occasion. These ideas, forwarded to both parties, are based on the necessity for a quick halt to the war, resolution of international differences on the Iraqi question, and the need to return to the peaceful means of working together within the framework of the United Nations in order to maintain the national sovereignty of Iraq and save its civil institutions and people from the devastating effects of the war.