Saudi Arabia to build 'security wall' along borders with Iraq

Saudi Arabia is to build a security wall "soon" along its northern borders with Iraq, according to a statement made by Saudi Interior Minister Prince Naif Bin Abdel-Aziz, local reports said Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia to build 'security wall' along borders with Iraq

Saudi Arabia is to build a security wall "soon" along its northern borders with Iraq, according to a statement made by Saudi Interior Minister Prince Naif Bin Abdel-Aziz, local reports said Tuesday.

"The protection line will represent two rows of barbed wire equipped with the newest radar and infrared viewing devices," Mansur al-Turki, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, had told Arab News earlier. Cost of the wall is estimated at four billion Saudi Riyals.

Five major Saudi Arabian companies are currently bidding for the project. The contract for construction "will be awarded soon," according to the interior minister.

DPA

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