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Saudi Ambassador To Egypt Threatens Iran With Military Action


Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi Ambassador to Egypt, Ahmad Al-Qattan, which was aired on Al-Hayat TV (Egypt), on April 10, 2011:

Ambassador Al-Qattan: Discussing Bahrain leads us to talk about Iran. We in Saudi Arabia, and particularly the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (i.e. Saudi king), since the time he was Crown Prince, have made great efforts to extend our hand in brotherly love, in every possible way.

Unfortunately, the Iranian schemes in the Gulf never end. To this very day, they live the illusion of a Persian empire. I find their recent statements peculiar. They accused Saudi Arabia of interfering in the affairs of Bahrain. This is not true, and I can prove it. These statements come at a time when Iran is meddling in Lebanon, in Iraq, in Egypt, and in the Gulf states.

The situation with Iran in the region is frightening. We have conveyed a powerful message to them: We will not allow any infringement on the security of the Gulf. The security of any of the Gulf states is a red line for us in Saudi Arabia. Surely you recall how Saudi Arabia responded to the invasion of Kuwait.


What were Iran’s goals in establishing a spy ring in Kuwait? This whole matter is alarming. Iran has been occupying the UAE islands for many years, yet it refuses to hold any discussion about them, or to accept international arbitration.

We in Saudi Arabia have suffered from Iran. Let me remind you that in 1986 or 1987, Iran invaded Saudi airspace twice. We warned them, and when it happened the third time, we downed both their planes.

I do not think that the Iranian policy corresponds to the Egyptian policy. Iran has its schemes. I wish from the bottom of my heart that Egypt will be able to convince Iran to maintain neighborly relations, to honor international conventions, and to refrain from interfering in the affairs of the Arab Gulf states.
Dear brother, you wouldn’t believe what they are doing in the Gulf region. The only thing that country cares about is meddling in every part of the Arab world. Egypt is now suffering from this, like many other Arab countries. In any case, I can say now – and I believe in what I am saying: I hope the Iranians do not test our power.

They must not test our power. Allah willing, we are capable of confronting Iran, if it tries to destabilize the Gulf region.

Interviewer: You mean “power” in the full sense of the word?

Ambassador Al-Qattan: Yes.

Interviewer: Including in the military sense?

Ambassador Al-Qattan: That is what I mean. The Gulf region and its security is where we draw the line. We will not allow any infringement on its security. I hope they do not test our power. I’d like to remind you of other things that you may have missed. We have suffered greatly from the Iranians in consecutive hajj seasons. They come to Saudi Arabia to cause chaos during the hajj season.


Interviewer: Is Iran also responsible for the unrest and demonstrations in Saudi Arabia…?

Ambassador Al-Qattan: What demonstrations? The ones to which 10-15 people showed up?!

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11 thoughts on “Saudi Ambassador To Egypt Threatens Iran With Military Action

  • April 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Mr.Ambassador you are so funny man. It seems to the Saudis (let’s say American’s slaves) are counting on their boos in very stupid way. Let me tell you this you are nothing more than a bunch of fat, lazy and cowered people who do everything to stay in power. Don’t count on those military equipments bought from your boss which you even can’t read their instruction. You are a piece of cake for the brave Persians. In the events of any conflict with Iran your regime will collapsed in just few days. But thank you for making us laugh.

  • April 13, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Now that is funny – the neutered Saudis threatening anyone but unarmed civilians is real funny. By the way, what did they do about Kuwait when it was occupied by Iraq ? It was the Americans who did what had to be done to dislodge Saddam.

  • April 13, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    saudi arabia cannot run its own society and economy. How does it want to confront one of the worlds most innovative and smart civillisations IRAN. I have traveled to iran, and iranians are friends of arab people. I wish saudi arabia was soo vocal over the usa occupations and israeli massacre of civilians rather than attack muslim iran. the only decent country with any self respect!

  • April 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    mister , the Saudi ambassador, if you ever read this, know that I am Moroccan boy and Sunni but my admiration for iran is 1000 000 times higher than the one I bring to your American puppet regime. Iran has mastered countless cutting-edge technology that the West seeks to keep from hem and that even in your wildest dreams, you’ll never be able to master.
    you’ve forgotten Palestine and work with the sioniste to strike another muslim country.
    I hope that Allah will curse you

    karim from marocco

  • April 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Now that’s funny. Saudi arabia threatining iran.

  • April 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    that’s funny. Saudi Arabia threatening Iran!!! oh my God!
    the Saudi ambassador listen:
    I promise to you if Saudi regime start the war with Iran, your country will destroy after 24 hours! it is no joke … we are waiting for you and also for Israel and USA.
    Mr! you should know that we have many secret armies that nobody in the out of Iran knows about those.

    • April 14, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      and we the Arab world we are your side brothers of Iranian , if the great battle must be places we will be on your side! as the majority of Arab Sunnis Shia Muslims and all Feres in Islam against Zionism and slavery united states and Saudi puppet

  • April 14, 2011 at 2:17 am

    The Saudi Ambassador in Egypt telling Egyptian that their tyranny, the one in love with the corrupt Mubarak regime, is a righteous one. The Egyptians just took care of their tyrant, I have no doubt they love to see the tyrant in the House of Saud in Arabia is soon gone as well.

  • April 14, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Ambassador, did you ask permission from the Americans to talk? You’ve been a naughty boy. lmao

    btw, can these Saudis even read the manuals for their weapons? I say let the war begin. They will prolly get lost on their way to Iran and bomb some other country lol
    Saudi Arabia, what a joke of a nation

  • April 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Apparently, denial is not just a river in Egypt. It also flows in Saudi Arabia. I had no idea these Saudis were so powerful. They remind me of Mubarak.

  • April 14, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I can see this get ugly very easily, the military command sends a message through the radio of a saudi fighter pilot “bomb Iran” but the geezer doesnt hear it clearly and bombs Iraq rather than Iran. The pissed off Iraqis invade Kuwait again and ally with Iran and Saudi Arabia gets pwned by shahab and sejil missiles. Iran needs longer range missiles to hit Israel but not to hit Saudi Arabia.


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