The government of Pakistan, the only Muslim country with nuclear arms, was surprised to find out what is included in the composition of the new anti-terrorist Alliance, created Saudi Arabia.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Pakistan Aziz Choudhury said he learned about the inclusion of his country into the Alliance from the news, and immediately called the Pakistani Ambassador in Riyadh to get an explanation. The Independent reports that Pakistani officials have not received early notification about the Saudi initiative.
Pakistan has close friendly relations with Saudi Arabia, but it’s still shied away from active participation in any conflict in the middle East region.
In addition, the controversial reaction to the news of the Saudi Alliance in Lebanon. If the Prime Minister Tamam Salam welcomed the establishment of the anti-terrorist coalition, the foreign Ministry stated that it had not received any notification about this initiative.
The Lebanese terrorist organization «Hezbollah» has called the Saudi Alliance «very suspicious» and accused Riyadh in support of terror. The statement disseminated by the Iranian media, noted Oriental Express.
In a new anti-terrorist unit had 34 Muslim States. In addition to Saudi Arabia, this UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia, Yemen, Sudan, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo, Djibouti, Senegal, Somalia, Gabon, Guinea, Comoros, Maldives, Mali, Malaysia, ivory coast and the Palestinian authority.
Very noticeable is the absence in the Soviet Union Oman, partner of Saudi Arabia on the Council of Europe on cooperation in the Persian Gulf and Algeria, which recently was visited by the Vice President of Iran.