Related Rule
Saudi Arabia
Practice Relating to Rule 45. Causing Serious Damage to the Natural Environment
Section A. Widespread, long-term and severe damage
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.