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Saudi envoy to US: announcement on Jerusalem will raise regional tensions

WASHINGTON - Saudi Arabia said on Monday any US announcement on the status of Jerusalem before a final settlement is reached in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would hurt the peace process and heighten regional tensions.

"Any US announcement on the status of Jerusalem prior to a final settlement would have a detrimental impact on the peace process and would heighten tensions in the region," Saudi Ambassador Prince Khalid bin Salman said in a statement.
"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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