Kingdom denies June 30 Le Figaro story

July 1, 2010

An official source today denied a report carried by the French newspaper of Le Figaro on its website on June 30, 2010 which quoted the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz as saying that two states in the region don't deserve existence: Israel and Iran.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency, the source said that this report is categorically false, expressing surprise that such a newspaper publishes wrong information without verifying them from their source.  The source pointed out that the positions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are always clear and undoubtedly publicized.

The official source expressed hope that the influential newspaper would deny the story by itself to confirm its authenticity and reliability.