Saudi Arabia’s King Salman affirms ‘steadfast’ support for Palestinian rights

Saudi Arabian King Salman pictured with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Riyadh during a prior meeting. (File photo)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman affirmed the kingdom’s steadfast support for Palestinian rights. This was in a phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a statement by the SPA.

King Salman also said he stands by the Palestinian people and supports “their options and what achieves their hopes and aspirations”.

Another statement from Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry voiced appreciation for the new US peace plan for the Mideast.

“The Kingdom appreciates the efforts made by the Trump administration to develop a comprehensive peace plan between the Palestinian and Israeli sides,” the foreign ministry statement read.

“It also encourages the initiation and direct negotiations of peace between the Palestinian and Israeli sides,” the foreign ministry statement added.