Saudi Arabia may not attend Mideast summit
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister stated on Wednesday it is doubtful the kingdom will attend the Middle East peace conference called by the United States if it does not tackle core issues of the conflict. "The kingdom does not see any use from any meeting or conference... if it is not comprehensive and if it does not tackle major issues," Prince Saud al-Faisal told a news conference in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.
"If these matters are not addressed by the meeting, I doubt the kingdom will participate," he said, according to AFP.
US President George W. Bush has called for the conference, expected to be held in November, in order to promote Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
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