Saudi Backs US Efforts To Stop Iran From Acquiring Nuclear Weapons

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday put its weight behind US efforts to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, as world powers are trying to salvage Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal through Vienna talks.

The state news agency SPA reported that Saudi also thanked the government of the US for its support to the Kingdom against terrorist threats.

SPA, citing a short statement issued after a cabinet meeting, said the Arab officials expressed gratitude for US support to the Kingdom defending its territory against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

Talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear accord are underway in Vienna with representatives from the UK, France, Germany, Russia, and China are trying to find a logical way to save the deal and remove US sanctions on Iran.

Iran Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollhian said that it’s better for Iran to have a possible agreement from Vienna talks in order to lift sanctions. “It’s better to have the deal today rather than tomorrow to help remove sanctions on the country,” he added.

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