BERLIN: Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia would not set-up any diplomatic relation with Israel unless internationally recognized peace was attained with Palestinians, this statement was given by the Kingdom’s Foreign Minister days after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) normalized ties with the Jewish State.
While addressing to the reporters, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan told that “peace must be achieved with the Palestinians” on the
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan told reporters on a visit to Berlin that “peace must be achieved with the Palestinians” on the basis of international agreements as a condition for any normalization of ties with Israel.
He further added that “Once that is achieved all things are possible,”.
Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s biggest economy, has until now kept a obvious silence over the deal but local officials hinted that Riyadh was unlikely to instantly follow in the path of its principle regional ally despite US pressure.
Pakistan cannot accept Israel
PM Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Imran Khan during wide-ranging interview, a day prior, said Pakistan’s standpoint is very clear.
“Our stance was cleared by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah 1947-48”, he said, “Which was that we will never recognize Israel till the Palestinians do not get their rights”.
Imran Khan further added that if Pakistan agreed to recognizing Israel and gave up its principled stance then it would have to stop raising the issue of Kashmir as the situation in the disputed area was the same.
“Hence, Pakistan cannot recognize Israel,” he stated.