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King Salman withdraws from Kuwait summit

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia speaks during a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev in Moscow, Russia on 6 October 2017 [Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Handout/Anadolu Agency]
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Moscow, Russia on 6 October 2017 [Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Handout/Anadolu Agency]

Saudi King, Salman bin Abdulaziz, has declined an invitation to attend the Gulf Summit in Kuwait, despite previous diplomatic statements which suggested that he would be head of the Kingdom’s delegation during the summit. Moreover, media sources said the summit will be limited to one day instead of two days.

Gulf delegations started arriving at Kuwait International Airport amid a tense atmosphere resulting from the blockade against Qatar.

Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, was welcomed by the Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as the head of the Saudi delegation.

According to media sources in Kuwait, the summit meeting will be limited to one day (Tuesday) instead of two days. Heads of delegations will meet this afternoon, issue a general statement, and then leave to their countries.

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  • Travels Tours

    Good……………

  • DEADP00L

    Jerusalem is why this happened. Every single Arab leader who does not stand up to be counted with words and ACTIONS for Jerusalem; should step away from being either a crown prince or King; because they will not lead anyone much less any kingdom or country. Jerusalem is not up for debate. All disputes and all politics ends when it comes to Jerusalem.

  • Martolt

    Every authentic Arab leader that stands up for Palestine gets hammered down by ZOG. The last Arab hero standing is Bashar Assad, though Z and ZOG have hammered him and his once-beautiful nation. I am amazed that more Arabs, including Sunnis, don’t see the obviousness of this. Before the Saudi/Z engineered war against Syria, Sunnis, Shiites and Christians generally lived together there in peace and relative prosperity. To my perspective, which supports all national/ethnocultural groups having the right to maintain their unique identity and to live according to their own ways and beliefs, any real Arab should fervently support Assad in every way possible. He stands for all Arabia, not just one sect or another.