The Saudi monarch has called for a "fair" Palestinian solution in talks with Trump


Saudi Arabia backs "fair" solution for Palestinian purposes, King Salman told Donald Trump in a phone call, as the US president praised the kingdom for opening its airspace to Israeli-UAE flights. Is.

The Saudi monarch has called for a "fair" Palestinian solution in talks with Trump


Saudi Arabia has said it will not follow the lead of the United Arab Emirates, which announced diplomatic ties with Israel last month until the Jewish state signs an internationally recognized peace agreement with the Palestinians. Does not

In a phone call to Trump on Sunday, King Salman "reaffirmed the monarchy's desire for a lasting and just solution to the Palestinian cause of peace," the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

Last week, Saudi Arabia agreed to allow UAE flights to fly to "all countries" over the monarchy, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formally linked the UAE to the Jewish state. Announced the launch of direct flights.

The announcement comes just days after the first direct commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi passed through Saudi airspace, in which Israeli-UAE relations are to be normalized’ under a US agreement known as the Ibrahim Accords.

Riyadh's decision marked another concrete sign of Saudi Arabia's cooperation with Israel, even as it publicly denied the UAE's move.

"President Trump ... has welcomed the opening of a Saudi airport for flights between Israel and the United Arab Emirates since the launch of the historic commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi last week."

"President Trump highlighted the importance of the Abraham Accords and discussed ways to enhance regional security and prosperity."

Permission to cross Saudi airspace between Israel and the UAE saves long checkpoints around the Arabian Peninsula.

Saudi Arabia, the world's largest economy and home to Islam's holiest sites, is facing a more sensitive political reckoning than the United Arab Emirates.

Analysts say that despite its secret relations with Israel, the formal recognition of the Jewish state would view the Palestinians and their supporters as a betrayal of its purpose and tarnish the state's image as the leader of the Islamic world. Will do

The White House added that Trump also urged Saudi Arabia to "negotiate with other Gulf countries" to resolve the regional dispute with Qatar.

Riyadh and its allies severed ties with Doha in a shocking move in 2017, accusing the gas-rich UAE of backing militants and backing Saudi Arabia's regional rival, Iran. Qatar denies the allegations.

Despite mounting international pressure, the crisis is far from over.


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