Saudi Arabia Welcomes Armenia’s Recognition of State of Palestine

The Armenian government meets on Thursday. (Armenian government)
The Armenian government meets on Thursday. (Armenian government)
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Saudi Arabia Welcomes Armenia’s Recognition of State of Palestine

The Armenian government meets on Thursday. (Armenian government)
The Armenian government meets on Thursday. (Armenian government)

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Friday Armenia’s decision to recognize the state of Palestine.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the move is a “significant step towards the establishment of an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

It reiterated its call on the international community, especially permanent members of the United Nations Security Council who have yet to recognize the state of Palestine, to do so because it will support the two-state solution and bolster pillars of international security and peace.

Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi praised Armenia’s support for the Palestinian people’s right to obtain all of their rights and to live in peace and independence.

He called on all countries to follow its example.

He underscored the GCC countries’ firm stance in supporting the Palestinian cause and a solution that would end the Israeli occupation and establish an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital.



Saudi Arabia Expresses Concern over Military Escalation in Yemen after Israeli Airstrikes

The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
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Saudi Arabia Expresses Concern over Military Escalation in Yemen after Israeli Airstrikes

The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia expressed its deep concern on Sunday over the latest military escalation in Yemen after the Israeli attacks in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni port of Hodeidah.
The statement stressed that these developments "exacerbate the current tension in the region”.
In a statement on X platform, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “The Ministry is following with great concern the military escalation in Yemen following the Israeli attacks that targeted Hodeidah province on Saturday, July 20, 2024,” emphasizing that “these developments aggravate the current tension in the region and undermine ongoing efforts to end the war in Gaza”.
The ministry also called on all parties to exercise maximum restraint and to distance the region and its people from the dangers of war. It also called on the international community and active influential parties to fulfill their responsibilities to end conflicts in the region.
Moreover, the ministry affirmed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's continued efforts to end the war on Gaza and affirmed its continuous support for peace efforts in Yemen to spare its people more suffering and achieve security and peace in the region.
On Sunday, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Defense, affirmed that Saudi Arabia has no relation to or participation in the targeting of the Yemeni city of Hodeidah. 
He emphasized in a statement posted on the ministry's X platform account that Saudi Arabia will not allow its airspace to be violated from any direction.