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Saudis Arrest Ten People For Funding Terrorism

From a deeply disturbed BBC:

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah (R) meeting with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Riyadh. Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal has given cautious support to the new US strategy in Iraq after a meeting with Rice.

Saudis hold 10 for ‘terror funds’

Ten people have been arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicion of funding terror-related activities, the interior ministry has said.

The arrests follow evidence in a high-level US report that Saudi Arabia has been a source of funding for the insurgency in Iraq.

Nine Saudis and a foreign national resident in the country were held in three raids in Jeddah and Medina.

It is unclear if the 10 have links to al-Qaeda, the ministry said.

They were arrested for collecting money for "suspicious parties".

An interior ministry statement said the money was being used to lure "the sons of the nation to disturbed places", which correspondents say is probably a reference to neighbouring Iraq.

Seven of the Saudis and the foreigner were arrested while meeting in Jeddah on Friday night. The two other Saudis were held in separate raids in Jeddah and Medina.

The nationality of the foreign detainee has not been released…

Again with the "quotes." (And yet the BBC never puts quotes around Gitmo torture or global warming claims.)

Hopefully, this is another sign of the new toughness from the US.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, February 3rd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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