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Saudi to develop relations with Israel after reaching peace deal

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Faisal Bin Farhan Bin Abdullah
Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Faisal Bin Farhan Bin Abdullah, 23 October 2019 [Twitter]

Saudi foreign minister, Faisal Bin Farhan Al Saud, has confirmed that his country will develop its relations with Israel, if the latter reaches a peace deal with the Palestinians, Quds Net reported on Sunday.

According to Israeli newspaper Maariv, Al Saud announced: "Upgrading relations with Israel will occur only when a peace agreement is signed and is in accordance with Palestinian conditions."

This was Al Saud's response to a question posed by a Maariv reporter, who met with him on the margins of the Munich Security Conference.

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On Saturday, the Saudi state minister for foreign affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, affirmed: "There are positive elements in the US peace plan and it could be the basis for negotiations."

Meanwhile, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported an Israeli blogger, Alex Levchen, who entered Saudi Arabia with his Israeli passport, stating that the Saudi security officers gave him a warm welcome as an Israeli with an Israeli passport.

Levchen claimed that he was the first to enter Saudi Arabia as an Israeli, following the new permission to allow Israelis to enter Saudi Arabia, the Israeli newspaper reported.

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