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Saudis Repeat Support for Palestinian State in the Wake of Trump-Netanyahu Meeting

'A Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the just settlement of refugees and just sharing water resources,' said the Saudi Foreign Minister after meeting his counterpart in Rome.

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir arrives for the G-20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Bonn, Germany February 16, 2017
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Saudi Arabia is reasserting support for a Palestinian state after U.S. President Donald Trump said Mideast peace doesn't depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Speaking on Monday after talks with his Italian counterpart, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said: "You have a peace deal which essentially calls for a settlement based on two states living side by side in peace and security." He added: "(A) Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the just settlement of refugees and just sharing water resources. This is the settlement that we believe is a fair and just settlement."

Trump said last week he could accept a two-state solution or a single-state arrangement if it is agreed upon by all sides. Administration officials later said the U.S. absolutely supports a two-state solution.