Saudi Arabia has said that US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital was "unjustified and irresponsible.”
The decision goes against the "historical and permanent rights of the Palestinian people,” a Saudi royal court statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency said.
"The kingdom has already warned of the serious consequences of such an unjustified and irresponsible move," it added.
It hoped that the US administration will reverse this action, and support the international will to enable the Palestinian people to regain their legitimate rights.
Riyadh also reaffirmed the importance of finding a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian cause in line with the relevant international resolutions, and the Arab Peace Initiative, so that the Palestinian people can regain their legitimate rights.
The United Arab Emirates has also denounced the US decision, state news agency WAM reported on Thursday citing a foreign ministry statement.
"The ministry expressed deep concern over the repercussions of this decision on the region's stability as it inflames the emotions of the Arab and Muslim people due to the status of Jerusalem in the conscience of Arabs and Muslims," the statement added.