Nice story. Or at least, interesting. But it looks like someone forgot to check with the Saudis:
In remarks on Monday, both the foreign minister and the deputy defence minister said there was no change in Saudi Arabia's position.
The kingdom remains opposed to a war against Iraq, but has said it may review its options if the UN passes a resolution explicitly authorising the use of force.
"The truth is what I said, not what the [New York Times] newspaper reported," Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal told reporters during a visit to Sudan.
"Even if the [UN] Security Council issues a unanimous decision to attack Iraq, we hope a chance will be given to the Arab states to find a political solution to this issue," Prince Saud said.