Saudi Arabia rejects recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, says Saudi Foreign Minister

Riyadh – Saudi Arabia has rejected recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by United States and strongly condemned granting of Golan Heights illegally to Israel, during the opening of 30th session of the Council of the Arab League on Friday.

“I reiterate my country’s total rejection and condemnation of the declaration issued by the US administration to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, stressing the Kingdom’s firm and principled position on the Golan Heights, as occupied Syrian Arab territories, in accordance with relevant international resolutions,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf said.

Dr. Al-Assaf also expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the heinous terrorist attacks that targeted the Muslim worshipers recently in New Zealand.

He stressed that Saudi Arabia has spared no efforts to combat terrorism and provide all kinds of support, in cooperation with the international community to eradicate terrorism.

He drew attention towards Iran’s blatant interference in Arab affairs by funding and backing the terrorists and militias to cause chaos in the Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is committed to the unity, sovereignty, stability, security and territorial integrity of Yemen, he added, through its support of the legitimate government and welcoming of efforts exerted by all parties to achieve such a goal.