Miteb: No foreign troops on northern KSA border

Prince Miteb bin Abdullah
Prince Miteb bin Abdullah

Prince Miteb bin Abdullah

National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah has denied press reports that Egyptian and Pakistani military forces have been deployed along the Kingdom’s northern border.

He said Saudi armed forces are capable to defend the Kingdom.

“We have very good relations with Egypt and Pakistan but the reports about the presence of their forces in the Kingdom are not true,” the prince said while talking to reporters in the northern city of Arar where he arrived on Tuesday to inspect National Guard forces stationed in the region.

“The Kingdom’s military strength has reached 27 million, which is the population of the country including soldiers and ordinary citizens. Every citizen in the Kingdom is a soldier and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has stated he will be in forefront to defend the nation,” he said.

Asked about the threat of terrorist groups to the Kingdom, Prince Miteb said: “It’s better for them not to approach the Saudi border.”


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