Saudi Arabia to Grant $150 Million for East Jerusalem

Henrietta Strickland
April 15, 2018

Salman also announced a $150 million donation for the upkeep of Islamic heritage sites in eastern Yerushalayim.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman opened the latest Arab League summit with a salvo aimed at President Donald Trump's decision to transfer the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim. "We reiterate our rejection of the USA decision on Jerusalem", the royal said.

Concerning the Yemeni war, King Salman said that Saudi Arabia holds the "terrorist Iranian-allied" Houthi militants fully responsible for the continuous war in Yemen and the suffering of the Yemeni people.

The Saudi King also blamed Tehran for the ballistic missile strikes carried out by the Yemeni Shiite rebels which have been targeting his country.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman joined Jordan's King Abdullah II on Sunday at the 29th Arab League Summit in condemning the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

While calling upon the global community to work towards facilitating delivery of humanitarian assistance in all regions of Yemen, the King said, "We hold the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militias fully responsible for the emergence and continuation of the Yemeni crisis and the human suffering that has afflicted Yemen".

Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that current challenges "call for dialogue on priorities of Arab national security,"Arab News reported".

Then King Salman assumed the presidency of the 29th ordinary session of the Arab Summit.

King Salman said that the Palestinian issue will remain the most important issue to the Arab World, until all Palestinians have attained their legal rights, including the establishment of a Palestinian independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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