2003 News Story

Kingdom denies Israeli allegation of planned terrorist attack

The Kingdom issued a statement yesterday emphatically denying that there is any truth in a claim made by Israel's chief of staff of plans for a major suicide attack against Israel. The claim is that an attack similar to that of September 11 against the United States would be launched from the Saudi air base at Tabuk, in the northwest of the country, and that a Saudi pilot had been recruited to carry it out using either an F-16 or a civilian plane. Such a claim, the statement said, is totally baseless and untrue.