Sunday, January 28, 2007

Saudi Arabia tells Iran to know their limits

Saudi Arabia is Sunni. Iran is Shia.


Saudi Arabia's king has said Iran is putting the Gulf region in danger and has advised Tehran leaders to know "their limits".

In an interview published in Kuwait's al-Seyassah newspaper on Saturday, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud said attempts by Iran to spread Shia beliefs in Sunni communities would fail.

King Abdullah said: "Saudi leaders and the Saudi state have always known their limits in dealing with nations, east and west. I explained this to Ali Larijani [Iran's nuclear negotiator] and advised him to pass it on to his government and its followers, with regard to foreign dealings."

2 comments:

Bryan said...

It helps to know that the area of Saudi Arabia that contains the oil and oil production facilities is majority Shi'ite.

ellroon said...

Thanks! Appreciate the info. I have a very basic understanding of the regional religious groupings and have been getting my information just by articles.