Saudi Satisfied with US Assurances on Iran Nuclear Deal

Saudi Satisfied with US Assurances on Iran Nuclear Deal
Sat Sep 5, 2015 12:41:45

Saudi Arabia is satisfied with assurances from US President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East, a senior Saudi official told Reuters.

Saudi King Salman met with Obama at the White House on Friday as the Obama administration aimed to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions.

The visit is the king's first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January 2015, and comes after the United States agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in July.

Speaking after the meeting between Obama and Salman, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Obama had assured the Saudi king that the agreement guarantee peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear activities and includes inspections of military and suspected sites, and has a provision for the snapback of sanctions if Iran violates the agreement.

Under those conditions, al-Jubeir said, Saudi Arabia supported the deal.

Persian Gulf Arab states had previously expressed their support for the Iran nuclear deal; IRNA reported.

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