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US Idle as Lebanon Burns: Saud
US Idle as Lebanon Burns: Saud
P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News

JEDDAH, 3 August 2006 Saudi Arabia yesterday criticized the United States for doing nothing to stop the Israeli military aggression against Lebanon and urged Washington to press for an immediate cease-fire.

We disagree with the US policy in this regard ... the United States is the super power and it can seek an immediate cease-fire, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said. Addressing a news conference here, Prince Saud also spoke about the possibility of holding an Arab ministerial meeting in Beirut soon in support of the Lebanese government.

In his wide-ranging press conference, the Saudi chief diplomat said Israel was seeking to achieve suspicious objectives by continuing its military campaign in Lebanon without listening to international calls for an immediate truce.

Asked whether oil would be used as a weapon if the current situation deteriorates, he said it would not be in the interest of Arab nations and their people. However, he said the oil wealth must be utilized to strengthen the defense and economic infrastructure of Arab countries.
Speaking about threats against Syria, he said, If there is any threat against Syria, which is a member of the Arab League, all Arab countries will confront any aggression against any Arab country, the Saudi Press Agency quoted Prince Saud as telling reporters.§ion=0&article=85962... rest of the article
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