Saudi King Salman Meets with Condoleezza Rice

Saudi King Salman Meets with Condoleezza Rice

The crackdown has turned the palatial Ritz Carlton in Riyadh, which hosted U.S. President Donald Trump in May, into a five-star detention center for some of Saudi Arabia's richest and most influential people.

Most of those detained in a sweeping anti-corruption drive in Saudi Arabia have agreed settlements with the authorities in exchange for a pardon, the attorney general says.

"It will constitute an unwarranted shift in the US impartial position, at a time when the world looks to it to achieve the desired peace process", the source said.

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He said such a move is going to provoke Muslims around the world because of the status of Jerusalem for Muslims as the location of Al- Aqsa Mosque, the Muslim's first Qibla.

The U.S. needs to "continue its efforts to achieve a just resolution for the Palestinian cause, in line with the Arab Peace Initiative and relevant worldwide resolutions", he noted.

The wave of detentions was made public on November 4, shortly after King Salman announced the formation of the anti-corruption commission headed by his heir, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. "The Kingdom's policy -has been - and remains in support of the Palestinian People, and this has been communicated to the US Administration".

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