RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi Arabia is determined to halt extremism and has foiled a number of terror plots inside the kingdom, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz said on Sunday. In domestic policy, the government continues to expend its efforts to strengthen security, the King said in his annual speech to the Shura Council, the countrys consultative assembly. A special effort has been made to confront the thinking of the group of deviants, extremists and terrorists, the King said, using language the government usually employs to identify Al-Qaeda. The security services have had repeated successes with preventative actions, and will continue their activities to foil the terrorist plots, eradicate the deviant groups, and dry up the sources of terrorism, he said. Saudi officials have broken up several plots to launch attacks inside the kingdom in the past year, rounding up numerous suspected militants and seizing weapons caches and bomb-making equipment, all linked to Al-Qaeda. He said that the oil giant would maintain its moderate policies which had helped limit the damage of the global financial crisis. The kingdom has continued to be moderate in its approach to the global oil situation, he said. Saudi Arabia sought in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis to minimise the impact of the crisis on the stability of oil markets and on the interests of producing and consuming countries alike, he said. We will continue to follow the approach of moderation and maintain the wealth Allah Almighty endowed us with, King Abdullah added. The statement from the Saudi King comes amid rising concern that US-led sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear programme could disrupt the global oil markets. With Saudi production hovering at around nine million barrels a day, Saudi Arabia is by far the OPEC cartels largest oil supplier and the key swing producer, adding or reducing output to moderate sharp swings in the market. But when the financial crisis broke out, prices shot up to nearly 150 dollars a barrel in July 2008 before plummeting to below 40 dollars a barrel in January 2009. Oil prices have hovered in the 70-80 dollars a barrel range since July 2009, with New Yorks main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in April, closing at 81.50 dollars a barrel on Friday. Meanwhile, the file on Saudi soldiers missing after clashes with Shia Yemeni rebels has been closed and Riyadh is awaiting the Yemeni armys deployment along the border, said Deputy Defence Minister Prince Khaled bin Sultan, quoted in the Saudi-owned daily Asharq Al-Awsat. He confirmed that the issue was resolved with the repatriation of the bodies of soldiers killed in the battle against the rebels. The rebels, with whom Riyadh locked horns in early November after they infiltrated its borders, have handed over three Saudi soldiers taken prisoner and the bodies of three others. Prince Khaled, who on Saturday inspected Saudi troops on the border, said Riyadh was waiting for the deployment of Yemeni forces along the border to guarantee security, the pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat reported.