Saudi Arabia: Israel visit doesn't reflect government stance

July 27, 2016 11:33 AM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry is distancing itself from a recent visit to Israel by a number of Saudi citizens, including an outspoken former military general.

The Saudi-owned al-Hayat newspaper quotes on Wednesday an unnamed ministry official as saying the rare public engagement "does not reflect the views of the Saudi government."

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