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Saudi Arabia: Israelis still not welcome

Riyadh (QNN)- Israelis are not welcome to visit Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s foreign minister said, after the occupation state gave its citizens the green light to visit.

“Our policy is fixed. We do not have relations with the state of Israel and Israeli passport holders cannot visit the kingdom at the current time,” CNN quoted Prince Faisal bin Farhan as saying.

“When a peace agreement is reached between the Palestinians and the Israelis, I believe the issue of Israel’s involvement in the region will be on the table,” Prince Faisal added.

A statement from the Israeli interior minister Rabbi Aryeh Deri on Sunday said Israelis would be allowed to travel there for religious reasons, on pilgrimage or for up to nine days for business reasons such as investment or meetings.

The comments of Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister came as US President Donald Trump said in Washington his “Deal of the Century” plan for the Palestinians and Israelis – already rejected by the Palestinians – has a “chance” and will be unveiled on Tuesday.

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