Saudi King: ‘After A Month They Will Reach Europe And, After Another Month, America’
Saudi’s King Abdullah expressed alarm about ISIS reaching Europe and America, but didn’t mention a timeline for striking in his own backyard.
While not mentioning any terrorist groups by name, King Abdullah’s statement appeared aimed at drawing Washington and NATO forces into a wider fight against the Islamic State group and its supporters in the region. Saudi Arabia openly backs rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, but is concerned that the breakaway al-Qaida group could also turn those very same weapons on the kingdom.
“I am certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America,” he said at a reception for foreign ambassadors Friday.
Official Saudi media carried the king’s comments early Saturday.
“These terrorists do not know the name of humanity and you have witnessed them severing heads and giving them to children to walk with in the street,” the king said, urging the ambassadors to relay his message directly to their heads of state.[su_sky_ad]