Related Rule
Saudi Arabia
Practice Relating to Rule 45. Causing Serious Damage to the Natural Environment
At the CDDH, Saudi Arabia, which was one of the countries that voted against Article 20 of the draft Additional Protocol II, stated: “Since the legitimate party to an internal conflict is the de jure State … we consider that the article was merely a repetition in contradiction with draft Protocol II.” It also stated: “In Islamic society war’s sole aim is to repel aggressors without exposing … the environment to danger.” 
Saudi Arabia, Statement at the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. VII, CDDH/SR.51, 3 June 1977, p. 123.