Saudi Arabia expressed its great disappointment about the announcement made by US President Donald Trump in which he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocating US embassy to Jerusalem.
The Saudi Government had previously warned of the serious consequences of such an irresponsible and unwarranted step.
Saudi Arabia expresses it‘s denunciation and deep regret that the administration has taken this step, as it represents a great bias against the historic and permanent rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem, which have been affirmed by the relevant international resolutions and have been recognized and supported by the international community.
Saudi Arabia also warned earlier of the dangerous consequences of a US decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem. It added that this position discredits Washington’s neutrality with regards to the peace process.
This step is exemplify a drastic regression in the efforts to move the peace process forward, and is a shift away from the United States‘ historically impartial position with regard to the issue of Jerusalem, which will further complicate the Palestinian -Israeli conflict.
Saudi Arabia called on the US administration to reverse this action, and support the international will to enable the Palestinian people to regain their legitimate rights. Furthermore, the Kingdom reaffirms the importance of finding a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian cause in accordance with the relevant international resolutions, and the Arab Peace Initiative, so that the Palestinian people can regain their legitimate rights, which will strengthen security and stability in the region.