Saudi Arabia: Shura opposes military conscription
(12.02.2018) Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council is against the compulsory military service for Saudis, Deputy Chairman of the Security Committee in the Shura Council, Maj. Gen. Abdul Hadi Al Amri said. “The people of Saudi Arabia have always been loyal to their country and leaders, and will not hesitate or falter in their service and commitment against any aggression,” he said. “The accord and harmony among citizens make military conscription for Saudis unnecessary. The Security Committee of the Council does not see the need to discuss a proposal for conscription as there are thousands of unemployed young people who want to take up careers in the armed forces and not be part of military conscription,” Al Amri said, quoted by Al Hayat daily on Monday.