palestinians have right to jerusalem as capital
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today

echoing calls at an Islamic summit

Palestinians have right to Jerusalem as capital

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Palestinians have right to Jerusalem as capital

The Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque
Riyadh - Arab Today

Palestinians have the right to Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital, Saudi King Salman said Wednesday, echoing calls at an Islamic summit in Istanbul from which he had stayed away.

"The kingdom has called for a 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," the king said.

Salman's address to the kingdom's Consultative Council came as the world's main pan-Islamic body held an emergency summit in Istanbul in response to last week's US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The king renewed his condemnation of President Donald Trump's decision, saying it "represents an extreme bias against the rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem that have been guaranteed by international resolutions".

At Wednesday's summit, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the world to recognise east Jerusalem as the "capital of Palestine", while Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas warned there could be no peace in the Middle East until such a move was made.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani -- a Saudi arch foe -- used his speech to make a thinly veiled jab at Washington's Arab allies.

"Some countries in our region are in cooperation with the United States and the Zionist regime in determining the fate of Palestine," he said.

Jordanian King Abdullah II, Lebanese President Michel Aoun, the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait and the presidents of Afghanistan, Indonesia and Sudan all joined the summit.

But Saudi Arabia, which hosts the pan-Islamic bloc's secretariat, sent only a senior foreign ministry official.

Salman made an oblique reference to Iran in his speech.

"The kingdom is working with its partners to deal with the phenomenon of interfering in the internal affairs of others to fan confessional tensions and to destabilise the region".

He said Saudi Arabia was "at the forefront of the fight against terrorism and drying up its funding."

Salman gave strong backing to reforms led by his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, including a wide-ranging programme to restructure the kingdom's oil-dependent economy and moves to end longstanding bans on cinemas and women driving.

"Your country seeks to develop its present, build its future and move forward on the path of development, modernisation and continuous development in a manner that does not contradict our values and constants," the king said.

"Our message to all is that there is no place among us for radicals who see moderation as a sign of decay and exploit our tolerant faith to achieve their goals."

Source: AFP

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

palestinians have right to jerusalem as capital palestinians have right to jerusalem as capital

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

palestinians have right to jerusalem as capital palestinians have right to jerusalem as capital

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 17:25 2018 Thursday ,04 January

Maktoum bin Mohammed attends wedding

GMT 07:27 2017 Thursday ,09 March

Arab Cinema Centre celebrates two years of success

GMT 03:42 2017 Tuesday ,07 February

ERC donates medical equipment

GMT 08:57 2018 Friday ,19 January

2 Koreas in talks on Winter Olympics athletes

GMT 02:09 2018 Friday ,19 January

Calls for action over dirty money flowing

GMT 09:52 2018 Monday ,15 January

EU more dependent on Russian gas

GMT 14:07 2017 Monday ,23 October

Five-month battle ends in Philippine city

GMT 05:30 2017 Saturday ,21 October

As Islamic State falls, has US missed bigger picture?

GMT 13:10 2016 Monday ,12 December

Egypt arrests four over deadly church bombing

GMT 11:46 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Oman condemns terrorist blast

GMT 12:07 2016 Thursday ,22 September

India 105/1 against New Zealand in 500th Test

GMT 03:21 2018 Sunday ,21 January

Pence starts Mideast tour in Egypt amid Arab anger

GMT 03:07 2018 Tuesday ,02 January

How to take a stress-free holiday road trip

GMT 09:24 2017 Thursday ,28 December

Syrian governmental forces target a village in Idlib

GMT 18:19 2017 Wednesday ,27 December

Royal Air Maroc orders four Boeing Dreamliners
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday