Saudi Arabia: King Salman condemns US decision on Jerusalem

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “because of its great bias against the historical and permanent rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem” at a Shoura Council meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday. However, he urged the need for a political solution. «The kingdom has called for a... Еще political solution to resolve regional crises, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue and the restoration of the Palestinian people's legitimate rights, including the right to establish their independent state with east Jerusalem as its capital,» said King Salman. Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6 in a live televised address from Washington D.C., simultaneously starting the process of relocating the US embassy from Tel Aviv. The announcement has sparked a wave of protests throughout the world. The status of the Holy City is seen as a key issue in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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