Saudi Arabia rejects Israeli calls to amend its 2002 Middle East peace plan

Foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal described as “ludicrous” some Israeli leaders’ recent suggestions that they are open to discussing the plan – with certain reservations. Until now, it was totally rejected by Jerusalem. Sunday, prime minister Ehud Olmert and defense minister Amir Peretz said they were ready to take the plan seriously. However, the Saudis refuse to hear of any moderations being introduced in the text when it is re-launched at the Arab summit in Riyadh on March 28.

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