TUNIS: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman told the Arab League summit on Sunday.Any moves to undermine Syria’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights should be rejected,
last week a proclamation has been signed by US President Donald Trump recognizing the Golan as Israeli, less than four months after saying Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.
in Tunis at the Arab League summit King Salman said that he absolutely rejects any measures that impact on Syrian sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
“We reaffirm our absolute rejection of any measures that encroach upon Syrian sovereignty over the Golan, and we stress the importance of reaching a political solution to the Syrian crisis that will guarantee Syria’s security, unity and sovereignty and prevent foreign intervention.”
He also reiterated in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip Saudi Arabia’s position supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state , with East Jerusalem as its capital. He said the Palestinian issue was a top priority for Saudi Arabia.
The Golan Heights is occupied Arab land, and rejected the US decision over sovereignty of territory Said by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi .
US decisions contrary to all international conventions stated by Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit
He also said that Iran and Turkey have “worsened some crises and created new problems,” “unite as one force under one umbrella against the regional interventions.”calling on Arab leaders to
Meanwhile, Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim abruptly left the Arab League summit after it opened and did not give a speech, Qatar News Agency reported. “in protest at criticism of Turkey,” Al Arabiya reported citing news websites close to Qatar.He left the Arab League summit.
Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim left the #ArabLeagueSummit “in protest at criticism of Turkey”
Mahmoud Afifi Arab League spokesman said earlier that the 22-member bloc will aim to issue a proclamation affirming the international consensus that the Golan is occupied Syrian land.
King Salman praised the positive outcome of the Arab League Summit as he left Tunisia.
on the sidelines of the summit the king also met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. During the meeting, they reviewed regional developments and various efforts aimed at achieving peace and stability in the region.
after the daylong summit,In their final statement the leaders affirmed that the Golan, a strategic plateau once used to shell northern Israel, is “Syria’s occupied territory.”
The leaders also called on Iran to stop interfering in the internal affairs of Arab countries and condemned the Houthis’ firing of missiles into Saudi Arabia.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iranian interference in Arab countries, and the war in Yemen, The annual summit also addressed the issue of readmitting Syria as a member of the Arab League, .
In 2011 over a bloody government crackdown on protesters the pan-Arab bloc froze Syria’s membership .
With the government of President Bashar Assad Many Arab countries have recently renewed ties .
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