Saudi King Salman Insists 'East Jerusalem Must Be Capital of Palestinian State'

Saudi King Salman Insists 'East Jerusalem Must Be Capital of Palestinian State'

Saudi King Salman Insists 'East Jerusalem Must Be Capital of Palestinian State'

Commenting on the USA embassy's relocation to Jerusalem, a decision which has been fiercely condemned by Arab states, Salman denounced the move.

"We reiterate our rejection of the United States decision on Jerusalem", said the king, adding that "East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territories".

"East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territories", he asserted.

Salman announced that Riyadh would be making a $150 million donation to East Jerusalem.

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Reuters did not mention his comment on the embassy in its coverage of the king's speech.

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"We welcome the consensus on the establishment of the Arab Cultural Summit, hoping to contribute to the advancement of Arab-Islamic culture", the King said.

The King was addressing the 29th session of the Arab Summit at King Abdulaziz International Cultural Center, an architectural masterpiece, in Dhahran on Sunday.

King Salman also affirmed his country's rejection of the intervention in the domestic affairs of the Arab countries and the "hostile" attempts to destabilize Arab national security, violating worldwide law.

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