A senior Saudi diplomat asserted that "Saudi Arabia does not want a war in the region nor does it seek that. It will do what it can to prevent this war and at the same time it reaffirms that in the event the other side chooses war, the kingdom will respond with all force and determination, and it will defend itself and its interests". He went on to state that "we want peace and stability in the region but we will not sit on our hands in light of the continuing Iranian attack. The ball is in Iran's court and it is up to Iran to determine what its fate will be".
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