Arab Ire at U.S. Jerusalem Move Unlikely to Spark Action

(AFP) Arab leaders at a summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday slammed Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy there, but analysts say their words are unlikely to lead to action. It seemed clear at the Arab League summit that regional rulers are unwilling to jeopardize close ties with Trump as they seek to counter Iran. Shortly before the summit, the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh published an editorial arguing that "the Arabs must realize that Iran is more dangerous to them than Israel." "The Arabs have no other option than reconciliation with Israel, signing a comprehensive peace agreement and freeing themselves up to tackle the Iranian project in the region."

2018-04-17 00:00:00

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