Saudi king announces $150 million for East Jerusalem


Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, inaugurated the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran on Sunday at the King Abdulaziz International Cultural Center. He also welcomed an agreement to establish an Arab cultural summit.

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".

King Salman called on the worldwide community to support the delivery of humanitarian aid to different parts in Yemen.

The Arab nation, he continued, is passing through very hard circumstances.

King Salman also affirmed his country's rejection of the intervention in the domestic affairs of the Arab countries and the "hostile" attempts to destabilize Arab national security, violating worldwide law.

The monarch called for the gathering to be renamed the "Jerusalem Summit" in solidarity with the Palestinian Authority, and called on the global community to take a strong stance against Iran's aggression in the region.

Concerning Libya, King Salman affirmed Saudi Arabia's commitment to backing legitimate state institutions, and efforts aiming at preserving the unity of Libya, preventing any foreign intervention in its domestic affairs and securing the country from terrorism and violence.

King Salman named the current Arab League Summit the "Jerusalem Summit" to remind everyone around the world that Palestine is engraved in the conscience of the Arab people.

King Salman therefore rejected and condemned the American administration's decision to relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, hailing the global denouncement of Washington's decision.

In the Palestinian territories, he reiterated Riyadh's stance that east Jerusalem must be the capital of an independent Palestinian state. "We emphasize that East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian land".