Sisi arrives in Saudi Arabia to participate in Arab summit

Riyadh aiming to pressure Tehran at summit

Riyadh aiming to pressure Tehran at summit

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, inaugurated the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran on Sunday at the King Abdulaziz International Cultural Center.

The summit will focus on Palestinian-Israeli conflicts, the Syrian crisis especially after an alleged chemical attack and the USA -led airstrikes, Yemen's civil war, as well as fighting against terrorism.

On Dec. 6, 2017, Trump announced his official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and instructed the relocation of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed holy city, which promptly triggered fury and condemnation throughout the Arab world.

The Arab League's Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that major threats facing Arabs are all equally important and unsafe.

The Qatari delegation will be headed by Doha's permanent representative to the Arab League, Saif bin Muqaddam al-Buainain, the state news agency said without elaborating.

He announced the dedication of $50 million to UNRWA and $150 million to the Islamic Endowment Support Program in Jerusalem, stressing that east Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine.

Jordan has also advocated for reaching political solutions to the crises facing the Arab world, especially in Syria, Yemen and Libya, stop violence and bloodshed and pursue joint efforts to eradicate terrorism and to dry its sources.

Syria serves today as a major pivot between Saudi Arabia and its allies on the one hand, and Iran and Hezbollah on the other.

According to the report, HM King Abdullah II said that resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the cornerstone of finding solutions to the region's crises, and that Jerusalem is the key to its security and stability.

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