01 July '10
Posted before Shabbat
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah wants to go Iran one better when it comes to wiping countries off the map:
On June 5, he [King Abdullah] reportedly told French Defense Minister Hervé Morin that "There are two countries in the world that do not deserve to exist: Iran and Israel."
The scoop comes from Georges Malbrunot, a French journalist with Le Figaro. Malbrunot, a respected Middle East correspondent who spent four months as a hostage of the Islamic Army in Iraq, goes on to report that two sources, from diplomatic and military circles, have confirmed the story. He suggests that the anger directed as Israel was the result of the IDF raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla, which occurred just days before this outburst.
That might explain the anger, but not necessarily the sentiment itself.
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