Arab powers warn nations on Jerusalem recognition

Saudi Arabia and Iraq, the world's two biggest oil exporters, said Wednesday they would cut political and economic ties with any country that accepted Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem. A joint communique issued after talks between King Khalid and Iraqi PResident Saddam Hussein said the sanctions would also apply to those countries retaining their embassies in Jerusalem.

The communique was issued after President Hussein returned home from a 24 -hour visit to Saudi Arabia, the first by an Iraqi president since the downfall of the Hashemite monarchy in Iraq in 1958.

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