Saudi Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal

Jul 14, 2015, 18:06 ET from Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Information Office

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An official Saudi source said today that the Kingdom has always been in favor of an agreement between Iran and the P5+1 Group that would prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. The agreement must include a specific, strict and sustainable inspection regime of all Iranian sites, including military sites, as well as a mechanism to swiftly re-impose effective sanctions in the event that Iran violates the agreement.

The source confirmed that Saudi Arabia agrees with the P5+1 Group and the international community in continuing the sanctions on Iran for its support of terrorism and its violations of international arms treaties.

Under the nuclear deal, Iran has to use its resources for domestic development and to improve the living conditions of its people rather than use it to incite turmoil in the region, which would only be met with harsh and determined responses from the countries of the region.

The source concluded by saying that since Iran is a neighboring country, the Kingdom is looking forward to build the best of relations in all fields on the principle of good neighborliness and non-interference in the affairs of others.


SOURCE Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Information Office