CAIRO: Saudi Arabia has informed the US its place stands that there will probably be no diplomatic relations with Israel except an unbiased Palestinian state is recognised on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem, and Israeli “aggression” on the Gaza Strip stops, the Saudi overseas ministry mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday (Feb 7).
On Tuesday, White Home Nationwide Safety spokesperson John Kirby mentioned that the Biden administration has acquired constructive suggestions that Saudi Arabia and Israel are prepared to proceed to have normalisation discussions.
The dominion issued the assertion to affirm its steadfast place to Washington on the Palestinian subject within the gentle of the feedback attributed to Kirby, the ministry mentioned.
The thought of Israel and Saudi Arabia formally cementing ties has been underneath dialogue for the reason that Saudis gave their quiet assent to Gulf neighbours United Arab Emirates and Bahrain establishing ties with Israel in 2020.
Saudi Arabia put US-backed plans to normalise ties with Israel on ice, sources accustomed to Riyadh’s considering informed Reuters in October 2023, because the conflict between Palestinian militant group Hamas and Israeli forces escalated.
Israel started its military offensive in Gaza after militants from Hamas-ruled Gaza killed 1,200 folks and took 253 hostages in southern Israel on Oct 7.