The previous day, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah also gave a televised address on the impending war, saying that the kingdom would play no part in the US-led invasion and warning against any long-term US involvement in Iraqi affairs. ‘The kingdom will under no circumstances take part in war against Iraq, and its armed forces will not enter an inch of Iraqi territory,’ he said. ‘We expect the war to end the moment UN Resolution 1441 to disarm [Iraq] of weapons of mass destruction has been implemented -We categorically refuse that the war affects Iraq’s unity, independence, resources and internal security or Iraq comes under military occupation.’