Saudi Arabia says calls for internationalization of holy sites ‘a declaration of war’ Reuters

Saudi Arabia says calls for internationalization of holy sites ‘a declaration of war’ Reuters

FILE PHOTO: General view of the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister called Qatar’s demands for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, although it was unclear whether Qatar had actually made any such demand.

"Qatar’s demands to internationalize the holy sites is aggressive and a declaration of war against the kingdom," Adel al-Jubeir was quoted saying on Al Arabiya’s website.

"We reserve the right to respond to anyone who is working on the internationalization of the holy sites," he said.

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