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Saudi Arabia regrets Trump's irresponsible' decision on Jerusalem as Israeli capitlal

2017-12-07 15:11:00       source:The Dawn

December 7, 2017


Saudi Arabia on Thursday slammed US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling the move “unjustified and irresponsible”.


Trump ended seven decades of US ambiguity on the status of the disputed city on Wednesday, prompting an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East.


He also kicked off the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


“The kingdom expresses great regret over the US president's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” said a Saudi royal court statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency.


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