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Saudi Arabia's King Salman to Trump: Embassy move would offend Muslims

The King said that an embassy move to Jerusalem is a dangerous step that would negatively affect and offend Muslims around the world.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz received a telephone call from US President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss the latest regional developments.

During the conversation, King Salman, affirmed Saudi Arabia's continued support for the historic rights of the Palestinian people.

The King further assured Trump that any declaration on Jerusalem before a settlement would harm the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations.

He added that an embassy move to Jerusalem is a dangerous step that would negatively affect and offend Muslims around the world.

The telephone conversation followed a call from Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington on Monday who said that any announcement on Jerusalem's status before a final settlement of the conflict may increase tension in the region.

"Any American announcement on the status of Jerusalem before a final settlement is reached will harm the peace process and increase tension in the region," Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, said in a statement.

"The Kingdom's policy has been and continues to be supportive of the Palestinian people, and this has been transferred to the US administration," said Prince Khalid.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the Palestinian Presidency thank the Kingdom for its stand and said that this clearly shows the support of Saudi Arabia to the Palestinian people and their rights.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 5 December 2017 KSA 22:37 - GMT 19:37
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