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Saudi king rejects US plan to transfer embassy to Jerusalem

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday opens an Arab League summit by criticizing US President Donald Trump’s decision to transfer the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“We reiterate our rejection of the US decision on Jerusalem,” the king says in a speech in Dhahran in eastern Saudi Arabia.

“East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territories,” he adds.

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