Saudi Denies Financing of Chechen Fighters

Published May 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia has denied charges that a Muslim charity based in the kingdom was financing Chechen fighters, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Monday.  

The accusations from Russian intelligence were "entirely unfounded", SPA quoted Saudi official source as saying. 

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) accused Friday the Saudi-based organization Al-Haramein of financing guerrilla forces fighting Russian troops in Chechnya, said AFP Monday. 

Saudi Arabia has repeatedly condemned Russia's offensive in Chechnya and sent humanitarian aid to the breakaway republic - (Several Sources)  


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