Riyadh worried about Qaeda during Haj


MAKKAH: The Saudi interior minister on Wednesday said he would not rule out an Al Qaeda attempt to disturb security during the annual haj pilgrimage, which begins next week.
“We cannot trust them (Al Qaeda). We do not rule out any attempt to disturb the security of haj,” Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz told reporters when asked about a possible Al Qaeda threat.
“We are ready for any act that might take place. God willing, nothing of that will happen, out of respect to this rite,” he said at a press conference following a parade of security forces and civil defence in preparation for the haj season. “We are capable of foiling such acts,” he said.