AFP FAYEZ NURELDINE
Saudi Arabia announced, on Tuesday, that it wants to be present as a “genuine party” in any future international negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
The official Saudi Press Agency reported that the Council of Ministers stressed in its regular meeting held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of King Salman the importance of “that the countries most affected by Iranian threats be an original party in any international negotiations over its nuclear program and its security-threatening activities in the region.”
A government statement said that the Saudi Cabinet renewed “the Kingdom’s request to the international community to assume its responsibilities regarding the threat posed by the Iranian regime’s hostile practices to international peace and security, and its continuous violations of international laws, charters and norms by threatening the security and stability of Arab countries and interfering in their affairs and supporting armed militias.”
Riyadh also renewed “welcoming the commitment of the United States of America to cooperate with the Kingdom to defend its sovereignty and address the threats against it, and affirm its continued support for diplomatic efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution in Yemen.”