Saudi king orders measures to defend against Iraq jihadists

Saudi King Abdullah26/06/2014 (Ahram Online – Egypt): Saudi King Abdullah instructed authorities in the oil-rich kingdom Thursday to take “necessary measures” to defend the country from jihadists battling the government in neighbouring Iraq. The announcement comes days after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized the border crossing from Iraq into Jordan, which also neighbours the kingdom, as they press an offensive in Iraq. A statement said Abdullah ordered authorities “to take all the necessary measures to protect… the kingdom’s security against actions that could be taken by terrorist or other groups. The measures were not spelled out but decided during a security cabinet meeting chaired by the king and devoted to discussing developments in Iraq and their impact on Gulf Arab monarchies…




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