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Tuesday, 09 August 2022 07:45 GMT

Turki Al Faisal condemns 'opportunistic' Jerusalem move


(MENAFN)In one of the strongest reactions issued from the US-allied kingdom, Former Saudi intelligence Chief Prince Turki Al Faisal condemned US President Donald Trump's recognition of occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Prince Turki, a former ambassador to Washington who is still influential although he holds no government office, described the move in a letter to Trump published in a Saudi newspaper on Monday, as a domestic political ploy to stir violence in the region.

"Bloodshed and mayhem will definitely follow your opportunistic attempt to make electoral gain," he wrote in a letter published in the Saudi newspaper Al Jazeera.

"Your action has emboldened the most extreme elements in the Israeli society ... because they take your action as a licence to evict the Palestinians from their lands and subject them to an apartheid state," he concluded.

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