Saudi crown prince reiterated ‘strong interest’ in Israel ties: Blinken

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler reiterated an interest in ties with Israel but wants an end to the Gaza conflict and a pathway to a Palestinian state.

“With regard specifically to normalisation, the crown prince reiterated Saudi Arabia’s strong interest in pursuing that,” Blinken told reporters in Doha a day after their meeting in Riyadh.

“But he also made clear what he had said to me before, which is that in order to do that, two things will be required — an end to the conflict in Gaza, and a clear, credible timebound path to the establishment of a Palestinian state.”

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