RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called on the US to work immediately to discuss ways to stop Israeli military operations that claimed the lives of innocent people.

Speaking during a call he received from US President Joe Biden on Tuesday, the crown prince discussed the military escalation taking place in Gaza and the efforts being made to end the war that began following a surprise attack on Israel on Oct. 7 by the Hamas group.

Prince Mohammed also called on the need to find solutions to rejecting the targeting of civilians in any way, or the targeting of infrastructure and vital interests that affect their daily lives or forced displacement, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

He stressed the need for calm, stopping the escalation, and not allowing it to deteriorate in a way that affects the security and stability of the region, and the need to adhere to international humanitarian law, lift the siege on Gaza, preserve basic services, and allow the entry of humanitarian and medical aid.

The crown prince also explained the importance of restoring the path of peace to ensure that the Palestinian people obtain their legitimate rights and achieve a just and comprehensive peace.

Biden expressed his thanks to Prince Mohammed for the efforts he has made to reduce the escalation and prevent it from spreading in the region.

Meanwhile, the crown prince met with Kuwaiti Minister of Defense Sheikh Ahmed Fahd Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, on the sidelines of the Future Investment Initiative Forum.

During the meeting, which was attended by Saudi Defense Minister Prince Khaled bin Salman, they reviewed relations between the two countries, and a number of topics of common interest.