RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has reiterated that there would be no normalization in relations with Israel without Palestinian statehood.
“Saudi Arabia wants to see a fair and permanent solution to the Palestinian issue, based on the Arab Peace Initiative proposed by the kingdom in 2002,” said King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in a telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump.
Under the proposal, Arab nations have offered Israel normalized ties in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians and full Israeli withdrawal from the territories captured in the 1967 Middle East war.
Last month in a statement, US President Donald Trump had claimed that Saudi Arabia would join the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
During a press conference briefing at the White House, US President Donald Trump had said he would soon tell the UN Security Council that the United States wanted to restore all previous sanctions against Iran.