Saudi Prince: Gaza Strife "Senseless"

[TIME] Scott MacLeod - Denouncing the latest outbreak of Palestinian in-fighting as "senseless" and "shocking," Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal says that the Gaza warfare threatens to become a "catastrophic" setback to Arab-Israeli peace prospects. Prince Saud said on Wednesday that four days of renewed Palestinian fighting had jeopardized the Mecca Agreement mediated by Saudi Arabia in February, which ended months of internal clashes and established a Palestinian national unity government. The blow to Saudi diplomacy was reflected in what the Kingdom's top diplomat described as the "stern" messages he has delivered to Palestinian leaders Mahmoud Abbas, Ismail Haniyeh, and Khaled Meshaal on behalf of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud.

2007-05-18 01:00:00

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