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After Trump remarks, Saudi repeats Palestinian state support

  • Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir adjusts his headphones ahead of a joint statements to the press with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, at the Italian Foreign Ministry, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir adjusts his headphones ahead of a joint statements to the press with Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, at the Italian Foreign Ministry, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)  (The Associated Press)

  • Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, right, talks with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir as they make their statements to the press, at the Italian Foreign Ministry, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, right, talks with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir as they make their statements to the press, at the Italian Foreign Ministry, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)  (The Associated Press)

  • Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, right, talks with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir at the Italian Foreign Ministry, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, right, talks with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir at the Italian Foreign Ministry, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)  (The Associated Press)

Saudia Arabia is reasserting support for a Palestinian state after U.S. President Donald Trump said Mideast peace doesn't depend on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Speaking on Monday after talks with his Italian counterpart, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said: "You have a peace deal which essentially calls for a settlement based on two states living side by side in peace and security." He added: "(A) Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the just settlement of refugees and just sharing water resources. This is the settlement that we believe is a fair and just settlement."

Trump said last week he could accept a two-state solution or a single-state arrangement if it is agreed upon by all sides. Administration officials later said the U.S. absolutely supports a two-state solution.