Arab summit in Tunis: Saudi King rejects Trump's Golan decision

The Saudi King Salman has rejected the US recognition of the Golan Heights as the territory of Israel.

His country resolutely rejects all measures that could affect Syria's sovereignty, the Monarch said on Sunday at the start of the Arab League summit in Tunis. According to media reports, the League also wanted to criticize the Golan decision of US President Donald Trump in their summit statement.

Saudi Arabia is one of the USA's most important ally in the Arab world. Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner maintain close relations with the royal family in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry and other US allies on the Gulf had previously rejected the Golan decision of the US president. Trump had signed a proclamation on Monday, with which the US recognizes the Israeli-annexed Syrian Golan Heights as Israel's national territory.

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