Saudi Arabia Stresses Jerusalem as ‘Eternal Capital of Palestine’

Saudi Arabia Stresses Jerusalem as ‘Eternal Capital of Palestine’

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 - 11:30
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session in Riyadh. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Arabia reiterated on Tuesday its position before the United Nations Security Council on Jerusalem, rejecting Israeli measures in the holy city, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The cabinet declared that Jerusalem is the “eternal historic capital of the Palestinians” as stipulated by international resolutions.

The meeting was chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and held at the Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

The gatherers warned that any measures taken by Israeli authorities in Jerusalem “are null and void” and may lead to igniting tensions in the Middle East.

They may also weaken chances to reach comprehensive and permanent peace based on the two-state solution, added the ministers according to Information Minister Dr. Awad bin Saleh al-Awad.

Turning to Yemen, the cabinet underlined the statement issued by the Arab Coalition, which called on all political and social communities in Yemen to exercise restraint and adhere to dialogue in regards to the developments in the temporary capital Aden.

The ministers stressed the need for sides to assume their national responsibility and unite their work with the Coalition in its efforts to restore legitimacy throughout Yemen and defeat the Iran-backed Houthi militia.

They called on all sides to shun factors that may lead to division and reiterated the Coalition’s call on them to halt the clashes.

The alliance vowed to take the necessary measures to restore security and stability in Aden.

King Salman also briefed the cabinet on the results of his talks with visiting US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan last week.

The cabinet then discussed the Kingdom’s participation at the World Economic Forum at Davos last week, where the delegation highlighted Saudi Arabia’s reform plans and future projects in line with Vision 2030.

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