Saudi Arabia urges Obama 'to impose solution': Paper

King Abdullah has urged Obama to impose a solution on Israel issue in the region if necessary, a Saudi newspaper said on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia urges Obama 'to impose solution': Paper

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to impose a solution on Israel issue in the region if necessary, a Saudi newspaper said on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia and other Arab states want Obama to get tough with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has opposed Palestinian statehood and defied U.S. calls to end the expansion of Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.

King Abdullah told Obama during his visit to Riyadh last week that Arab patience was wearing thin and that a solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict would be the "magic key" to all issues in the region, al-Hayat said, quoting what it called informed sources.

"We want from you a serious participation to solve the Palestinian issue and impose the solution if necessary," the Saudi monarch told Obama, according to the paper, which is owned by a nephew of the monarch. It did not elaborate.

Saudi Arabia was the driving force behind an Arab peace initiative first put forward by Arab states in 2002 asking Israel to withdraw from Arab land occupied in 1967 and accept a Palestinian state in return of recognition.

"We (Arabs) want to devote our time ... to build a generation capable of confronting the future with science and work," King Abdullah said, according to al-Hayat.


Agencies

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