Saudi open to Israel ties if it advances Palestinian state

RIYADH – On Sunday, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Faisal bin Farhan, said that Saudi Arabia is only open to normalizing relations with Israel if there is an irreversible process to create a Palestinian state, Al-Arabiya reported.اضافة اعلان

In a conversation with CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria, the minister explained that the Kingdom believes in freedom of navigation and wants to calm tensions in the region. He called for de-escalation in the region and a strong focus on stopping the siege in Gaza and resolving the Palestinian issue by establishing a viable state.

He also expressed his country’s deep concern about the tensions in the Red Sea due to Houthi attacks and US attacks, which could escalate the conflict in the region.

“I mean, of course, we are very worried. I mean, you know, we are in a very difficult and dangerous time in the region, and that’s why we are calling for de-escalation,” he stated.

He continues on to say, “We certainly believe very strongly in freedom of navigation. And this is something that needs to be protected. But we also need to protect the security and stability of the region. So we are very focused on calming the situation as much as possible.”

Read more Region and World
Jordan News