Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Saudi says Israel future hangs on Palestinian state

from Reuters

Unusually strong comments from the Muslim kingdom, which has traditionally close ties to Washington, came as the region awaits a U.S.-sponsored Middle East peace conference expected to take place in November. "The cabinet reviewed the developments in the region and the Israeli practices that are increasing tensions and obstruct any serious effort to achieving peace and stability in the region," Information and Culture Minister Iyad Madani told the official SPA news agency after a cabinet meeting chaired by King Abdullah, without specifying details. "The future of Israel hinges on its recognition of the rights of the Palestinian people to a state and to dignity." ... Israel warned against expecting any rapid progress in the run-up to the U.S.-led conference tentatively planned for the second half of November in the Washington area.

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