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Saudi Arabia has opposed changes in the status of Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia joined the States urging the us administration to abandon the intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel or move to this city located in the tel Aviv Embassy.

«The US administration should take into account the serious consequences of such recognition. The Kingdom hopes that the US will not do it because it will damage the prospects of settling the Palestinian-Israeli process,» said a source in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia.

A few days earlier, when the newspaper The New York Times wrote about the new Saudi initiative, according to which Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and the Palestinian state will consist of enclaves, Riyadh hastened to make a rebuttal.

The Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the U.S. Prince Khalid bin Salman said the Kingdom still adheres to the Arab initiative of 2002, providing for the establishment of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem.

Note that against possible changes in the status of Jerusalem was made by Jordan, Turkey, the League of Arab States and the Palestinian national authority. Hamas said that it will entail a new intifada.

A White house spokesman Hogan Gigli told reporters that while the President of the United States Donald trump is not ready to announce the decision on the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. «No announcement that we refuse (from recognition), today,» said Gigli.

Saudi Arabia has opposed changes in the status of Jerusalem 05.12.2017

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