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Saudi Arabia hits back at Perle's "axis of evil" jibe

Saudi Arabia angrily rejected a “tendentious” campaign led by US hawks after an advisor to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld lumped the kingdom in the “axis of evil”. State-monitored media led the charge warning that Washington’s own interests were being damaged. Rumsfeld aide Richard Perle told CNN on Sunday: “The Saudis qualify for their own membership in the axis of evil,” which President George W. Bush described as Iran, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and North Korea. “I hope that those who believe that we are now getting full cooperation are right,” he added, referring to Saudi Arabia’s role in the war on terror following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Full Story

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