Following are excerpts from an interview with former Lebanese minister Wiam Wahhab, which aired on Al-Jadid/New TV on December 1, 2008:
To view this clip on MEMRI TV: visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/1936.
The Saudi Royal Family "Distorted This Land"; "Was Originally Jewish"; Is Indirectly Behind Mumbai
Wiam Wahhab: "What Saudi Arabia is doing is worse than occupying Lebanon."
Interviewer: "What is it doing?"
Wiam Wahhab: "Saudi Arabia is taking Lebanon... This royal family has no future in Saudi Arabia. Take it from me."
Wiam Wahhab: "Let me tell you what will happen..."
Interviewer: "This is a deeply rooted family, which founded Saudi Arabia."
Wiam Wahhab: "This family took over a piece of land, which it called 'Saudi Arabia,' but its real name is the Arabian Peninsula. This is a pure land with wonderful pan-Arab people. This family distorted this land. Historically, this family was originally Jewish.
"The Saudi regime is the source of terrorism worldwide. Mumbai? I believe they are behind it. Of course. They are behind it indirectly." [...]
"I Didn't Get Even a Carpet From Iran"
"This stupid Saudi ambassador [to Lebanon] sent a letter to the Syrians, through a certain Lebanese man..."
Interviewer: "Why do you call him stupid?"
Wiam Wahhab: "Because he is stupid. He thinks [the Syrians] are like the people who brought a safe to the embassy, with $100 million, which were allocated for the elections."
Interviewer: "How do you know how much..."
Wiam Wahhab: "People tell us... He takes money from the safe and pays people in cash. He sent a letter to the Syrians, asking them to talk to me, so that I'd stop attacking Saudi Arabia. He doesn't realize nobody tells me what to do."
Interviewer: "Iran and Syria don’t take good care of you?"
Wiam Wahhab: "The Iranians and Syrians don't pay. I ask them, but they refuse."
Interviewer: "That's a good one..."
Wiam Wahhab: "I didn't get even a carpet from Iran."