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Saudi Arabia: Iraq's Allegations Of Backing ISIS Are 'Ludicrous'

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June 19, 2014 AT 4:33 AM
Saudi Arabia dismissed on Thursday an accusation by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that the kingdom backed Sunni militants, who seized swathes of northern Iraq last week. The Iraqi prime minister accused the Kingdom of being a sponsor of terrorism, referring to the militant Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal spoke to reporters in Jeddah, calling al-Maliki's statement "a ludicrous charge, when Saudi Arabia has criminalized terrorism, especially ISIL.