Saudi king urged to return the Palestinian right to a capital in Jerusalem

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Stuckinarut in fotobanka of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud. Archival photoSaudi king urged to return the Palestinian right to a capital in Jerusalem© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Stuckinarut the image Bank

The king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud called for a political solution to all conflicts, including the Palestinian, and return to the Palestinians their legitimate rights, including the right to establish an independent state with its capital in East Jerusalem.

«The Kingdom calls you to search for political ways out of the conflicts in the region, especially the Palestinian problem and the return to the Palestinians their legitimate rights, including the right to establish an independent state with its capital in East Jerusalem,» said king, speaking at the opening of the next session of the Consultative Council (Majlis ash-Shura). His statement was broadcasted by the Saudi TV channel «al-Ihbariya».

The king condemned the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and move the Embassy from tel Aviv and called it «a serious violation of the rights of the Palestinian people.»

Israel calls Jerusalem its «United and indivisible» capital, including its Eastern areas and the historic centre, captured half a century ago from Jordan and later annexed. World, including, until recently, the United States, does not recognize the annexation and considers the status of the city one of the core problems of the middle East conflict which should be resolved on the basis of an agreement with the Palestinians.

Saudi king urged to return the Palestinian right to a capital in Jerusalem© RIA Novosti, Infographiste-Israeli conflict

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