First, they said no to America. Now, they say no to Israel
The diplomatic activity of Saudi Arabia has increased over the recent couple of weeks. They Saudi government has recently said no to the USA to a war against Iraq. Today, Saudi Arabia is dealing with America’s Mideast ally: Israel.
The Saudi government published a black list last month. This list includes 190 Arab and Western countries that import or resell goods of Israeli origin. Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf stated that customs officers will carefully inspect all imported freight in order to prevent the delivery of the “banned goods” (i.e., Zionist goods).
Saudi banks received an instruction from the Finance Ministry to thoroughly examine all accounts and invoices in order to prevent any goods coming from Israel. These actions of Saudi Arabia against Israel are of an explicit political character.
In addition, the “banned goods” include medicines. Saudi Healthcare Minister Osama bin Abdul Majeed Shobkshi claimed that his department would deal with the detailed examination of medicines, many of which could be marked as “made in Israel.” Pursuant to the strict boycott, a true Saudi citizen must prefer death to a Jewish pill.
Dmitry Litvinovich PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
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