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Saudi official questions new sanctions on Iran (says threat is more pressing)
News.Yahoo.com ^ | 02/15/10 | ROBERT BURNS

Posted on 02/15/2010 8:56:38 PM PST by OldDeckHand

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Monday expressed doubts about the usefulness of more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

Prince Saud al-Faisal told a news conference in the Saudi capital that the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions demands a more immediate solution than sanctions. He described sanctions as a long-term solution, and he said the threat is more pressing.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: israel; middleeast; nuclear; weapon
Saudi Arabia is taking a pass on the harshly worded letter.
1 posted on 02/15/2010 8:56:38 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

“expressed doubts about the usefulness of more sanctions on Iran”

He and many others. I think some action is called for myself and I bet the Saudis are telling Hillary the same thing.


2 posted on 02/15/2010 9:14:23 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: OldDeckHand
He (Prince Saud al-Faisal) didn't identify a preferred short-term resolution.

That's a green light to bomb the Iranian nuke facilities. He doesn't care who or what detroys them; just do it.

3 posted on 02/15/2010 9:15:14 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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“That’s a green light to bomb the Iranian nuke facilities. He doesn’t care who or what detroys them; just do it.”

Do the Saudi’s grant Israel safe flight through Saudi airspace, for the planes?


4 posted on 02/15/2010 10:35:17 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

They may say that their radar was malfunctioning..


5 posted on 02/16/2010 1:05:25 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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