2006 News Story

Saudi Official Comments on latest events in Lebanon and Palestine.

An official Saudi source said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has believed and still believes in the right of people under occupation to resist this occupation in all its forms and reject its illegitimate measures aimed at obliterating identity and changing realities in the ground.

On this basis, the Kingdom has always been standing with all its capabilities with the legitimate Palestinian resistance which aims at resisting military occupation and avoiding harming the innocent.

On the same basis, the Kingdom stood firmly with the resistance in Lebanon until Israeli occupation of South Lebanon ended.

Viewing with deep concern the bloody, painful events currently taking place in Palestine and Lebanon, the Kingdom would like to clearly announce that a difference should be drawn between legitimate resistance and uncalculated adventures carried out by elements inside the state and those behind them without consultation with the legitimate authority in their State and without consultation or coordination with Arab countries, thus creating a gravely dangerous situation exposing all Arab countries and their achievement to destruction with those countries having no say.

The Kingdom views that it is time that these elements alone bear the full responsibility of these irresponsible acts and should alone shoulder the burden of ending the crisis they have created.

The Kingdom will continually seek security and stability in the region, exerting every possible effort to protect the Arab Nation from Israeli oppression and transgression.