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Saudi King, Trump discuss Mideast peace process over phone

IANS  |  Riyadh 

Saudi Arabian held a telephonic conversation with US in which he said that it is necessary for the international community to move forward the peace process.

According to a report on Tuesday, the Saudi on Monday evening reaffirmed the kingdom's steadfast position on the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

The conversation came amid rising tensions between and the Palestinians following the bloody clashes in the past days near the Israeli border with that have left at least 15 Palestinian protesters dead and 1,200 others injured.

The Saudi expressed his appreciation for a statement issued by the on its strong stance towards the Iran-backed Houthi militias in

The Houthi militias have stepped up their attacks on Saudi targets by firing missiles at the kingdom in retaliation for the Saudi-led Arab coalition's airstrikes in

The Saudi leader also pledged to make efforts to find a to the Yemeni crisis and provide humanitarian aid to its people.

At the same time, the two leaders underlined the importance of the achievements of the concerted international efforts to fight terrorist organisations in and



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First Published: Tue, April 03 2018. 14:56 IST