Arab leaders except for Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad meet in Saudi Arabia for a summit on Sunday as world powers face off over Syria and tensions rise between Riyadh and Tehran.
On Sunday, Jubeir commented on the statement adopted at the summit, saying that the Arab League condemned the use of chemical weapons by Syrian authorities, however the released text of the document does not include the statement.
"We stress our absolute condemnation of the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people and we demand an independent worldwide investigation to guarantee the application of global law against anyone proven to have used chemical weapons", said a statement distributed to journalists.
Military help over the past three years from Russian Federation and Iran, which also backs Lebanon's Hezbollah group and Shi'ite Muslim militias in Iraq, has allowed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to crush the rebel threat to topple him. In response to the alleged incident, the United States, the United Kingdom and France have conducted airstrikes on several targets in Syria.
"We extend our support to the Palestinians' right to establish their homeland based on the 1967 lines with the capital city Jerusalem, as stated in the global resolutions and Arab peace initiative", said Al-Jubeir during his speech at foreign ministers' preparatory meeting on Friday.More news: NASA set to launch new planet hunting telescope
"I name this summit in Dhahran the Jerusalem summit so that the entire world knows Palestine and its people remain at the heart of Arab concerns", he said, adding that "East Jerusalem is an integral part of the Palestinian territories".
But the leaders were divided over the US-led air strikes against Syria.
Dhahran, Apr. 16 (BNA): King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud's decision to rename the 29th Arab Summit as the "Jerusalem Summit" hailed step by all participants, said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), hailing Riyadh's donations to Palestinians.
The report said that in His Majesty King Abdullah's visits and meetings with kings, presidents and heads of state over the past year, as well as Jordan's entry of regional and worldwide organisations and blocs, the Kingdom made it clear that comprehensive and lasting peace is a strategic Arab option, embodied in the peace initiative adopted by all Arab countries at the Beirut Summit in 2002, which was backed by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and remains the most comprehensive and viable plan to achieve a historic reconciliation, based on Israel's withdrawal from all the occupied Palestinian territories.
The stand-off between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt is also not expected to feature. Doha denies the charges and says the boycott is an attempt to impinge on its sovereignty.More news: A Bushfire Still Burning in Sydney's West is Being Treated as Suspicious
Moreover, the summit affirmed the role of the General Secretariat of the Arab League as being responsible of monitoring the execution of the report's previously mentioned recommendations, in coordination with the member states.
The Arab League was founded in 1945 to protect newly-won independence throughout the region.
Sheikh Tamim returned to Doha on Saturday from a USA trip where he met Trump. "It's a very, very small problem".
He said the issue would be resolved if Doha met the boycotting countries' demands, which include closing the Al Jazeera television station and reducing ties with Iran.
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