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Saudi Arabia's King Salman has criticised Donald Trump's decision to move the USA embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said during his speech at the 29th Arab Summit held in Saudi Arabia that he hopes Arab countries would push for a political solution to the Syria crisis following the recent attacks on the country by the United States, France and Britain.

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia:Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday slammed Iran's interference in the region and lashed out at the USA over Jerusalem as Arab leaders met in the kingdom for their annual summit.

"During the closing session, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Saqr told the conference that a lasting, comprehensive peace continues to be "...the central cause of our nation, to reach the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the borders of June 4, 1967".

Arab ministers at a preliminary meeting in Riyadh on Thursday focused heavily on blocking the embassy move, unanimously condemning Trump's decision.

King Salman announced a $150 million donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem.

Saudi Arabia expressed full support for the strikes, while Iraq and Lebanon, which have close ties with Syrian ally Iran, condemned the strikes.

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The global fraternity was asked to toughen sanctions on Iran and its militias, prevent it from supporting terrorist groups, supplying Houthi militias with missiles manufactured in Iran and launched from Yemen toward Saudi cities and to abide by the UN Resolution No. 2216.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said, "it is not just the issue of Arabs, but an issue of rightness against force". Qatar's emir was not in attendance, instead dispatching his country's Arab League representative to the meeting.

The Arab League was founded in 1945 to protect newly-won independence throughout the region.

Syria has been suspended from the organization for the past seven years over Assad's initial crackdown on protests before the uprising turned into all-out war.

Syria's war, the most complex of the region's conflicts, is the main point of contention pitting Riyadh and its allies, who mainly back Sunni rebels, against regime backer Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.

The Gulf states have donated large amounts of money to help refugees from the country but have not officially offered them asylum.


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