News Reading Practice #45

(100 Day Challenge)



Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister said there can be no normalisation of ties with Israel without resolving the Palestinian issue, he told CNN in an interview that aired on Sunday.

Asked if there could be no normal ties without a path to a credible and irreversible Palestinian state, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: “That’s the only way we’re going to get the benefit. So, yes, because we need stability and only stability will come through the resolving the Palestinian issue.”

De-escalation of the conflict in Gaza and halting civilian deaths is a key focus of Saudi Arabia, the Minister said.

“What we are seeing is Israelis crushing the civilian population of Gaza,” he said. “This is unacceptable and has to stop.”


PREREQUISITE: A requirement that must be fulfilled before something else can happen or be done. (മുൻവ്യവസ്ഥ)

NORMALISATION: The process of making something normal or bringing it to a standard state.

RESOLVE: To find a solution to a problem or a dispute; settling an issue. (പരിഹാരം കാണുക)

CREDIBLE: Able to be believed or trusted; convincing. (വിശ്വാസ്യത)

IRREVERSIBLE: Not able to be undone or reversed; permanent.( പിൻവലിക്കാനോ റദ്ദുചെയ്യാനോ ആവാത്ത)

STABILITY: The state of being stable, firm, or unchanging. (സ്ഥിരത)

DE-ESCALATION: The reduction or easing of tension, especially in a conflict or confrontation. (തീവ്രത കുറയ്ക്കൽ)

HALT: To stop or bringing something to a stop; pausing or ceasing. (നിറുത്തുക)