July 4, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Saudi Arabia on Friday denied a report in French daily Le Figaro, according to which King Abdullah told the French Defense minister that “two states in the region do not deserve to exist: Israel and Iran”.
A Saudi official told the government-controlled Saudi Press, “This is untrue altogether”, and expressed bewilderment at the French paper’s willingness to make such charges without verifying the details.
The official added that Saudi Arabia’s position was “clear”.
According to the Le Figaro report, King Abdullah made the comment during a June 5 meeting with French Defense Minister Herve Morin, just days after Israel’s deadly takeover of a Gaza-bound flotilla.