- Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, when meeting with French Defense Minister Hervé Morin on June 5th, as reported in a Le Figaro blog (automatic translation):
There are two countries in the world that do not deserve to exist: Iran and Israel.
- Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, when meeting with President Obama on June 29th, as reported in a White House "Readout":
President Obama and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud met today and . . . expressed their hope that proximity talks between Israelis and Palestinians will lead to the resumption of direct talks with the aim of two states living side-by-side in peace and security.
- Note: this isn't the first time President Obama bowed to King Abdullah then denied it. But lefties give this President a pass for policies and postures pilloried under Bush.