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Saudi Denies Reported Talks Between Benjamin Netanyahu And Crown Prince


Reports had mentioned Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu held secret talks in Saudi Arabia. (File)

Riyadh:

Saudi Arabia on Monday denied Israeli media reviews of landmark talks between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman throughout a go to by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“I have seen press reports about a purported meeting between HRH the Crown Prince and Israeli officials during the recent visit by @SecPompeo,” Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan mentioned in a tweet.

“No such meeting occurred. The only officials present were American and Saudi.”

Israeli public broadcaster Kan and different shops had reported that the assembly happened Sunday, weeks after the Jewish state reached historic offers to normalise ties with two Saudi allies, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

Those offers, often known as the Abraham Accords, have been brokered by the administration of US President Donald Trump, who leaves workplace in lower than two months.

Kan’s diplomatic correspondent mentioned that Pompeo, who was in Israel final week earlier than travelling onto Saudi throughout a regional tour, was additionally on the reported talks within the deliberate Red Sea metropolis of NEOM.

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Netanyahu’s workplace was not instantly out there to touch upon the reviews, and the US State Department declined to weigh in on the difficulty.

The reviews had set off a flurry of commentary on what would have been a serious step ahead within the Arab world’s engagement with Israel.

There has been widespread hypothesis, inside Israel and the United States, that Washington might push for different Arab states to affix the Abraham Accords earlier than President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.

An analogous cope with Saudi Arabia can be the last word diplomatic prize for Israel.

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