S/Arabia, Turkey urge Muslim unity on Palestine

Turkey’s prime minister and Saudi Arabia’s king have called on the Islamic world to “act with unity” against a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Binali Yildirim and Salman bin Abdulaziz “emphasised the importance of Jerusalem’s status” during a meeting in Riyadh on Wednesday, saying the Muslim world should remain united to protect the rights of Palestinian “brothers”, according to a statement from the Turkish prime minister’s office.

Both Turkey and Saudi Arabia have strongly criticised US President Donald Trump’s decision.

A resounding majority of the UN General Assembly last week defied unprecedented threats from the US and voted to declare Trump’s decision “null and void”.

Yildirim and Salman agreed that the December 22 resolution was a “strong message by the international community”, according to the Turkish statement.

Saudi state-owned SPA agency said Salman and Yildirim “reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries, means of enhancing them, and latest developments in the region”. (Aljazeera)


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