The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the Cabinet's weekly session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah this afternoon.
King Salman began the meeting by expressed his appreciation to the leaders of friendly countries and Saudi citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz.
King Salman them briefed the Cabinet on his phone call with President Donald Trump in which he appreciated the role played by the US in its leadership of the Global Coalition Against ISIS (Daesh). King Salman also briefed the Cabinet on his phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abbadi during which he congratulated Iraq on the victory over Daesh; and his meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The Cabinet was then briefed on reports on latest developments, including the joint statement issued by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain, confirmation the continuing of current procedures until the Qatari authorities are committed to all demands.
The Cabinet expressed its deep concern at the closure of Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli occupation authorities, stressing that such an act is a dangerous development that would further complicate the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories. The Cabinet called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities towards halting such practices.
The Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom's condemnation of the terrorist attack on a security outpost in Giza, Egypt; and the two terrorist bombings targeting two cities in Pakistan and extended condolences to the two friendly countries, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.