Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has responded to Iran’s nuclear and missile programs. Photo / REUTERS
“The Kingdom stresses the importance of serious and effective management of Iran’s nuclear and missile programs, which will help achieve regional and international security and stability,” said Prince MBS at the annual Gulf Summit on Wednesday.
“It also emphasizes the principles of good neighbors, respects UN resolutions and protects the region from all destabilizing activities,” he said. Al Arabiya, Thursday (December 16, 2021).
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan also addressed the Vienna talks to revive the 2015 broken nuclear agreement with Iran. The “intransigent attitude” of Tehran is worrying.
“The Gulf wants a long and comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran and successful negotiations,” he said.
“We want a natural relationship with Iran and that depends” [kesepakatan nuklir]”Said Prince Faisal.
He also stressed that the Gulf States are closely monitoring the progress of the Vienna talks and reiterated the Gulf States’ stance on the need to be included in them.
The final declaration of the Gulf Summit condemned Iran’s “malicious activities” in the region, in particular its support for the Houthi militia in Yemen, which it used in attacks on Saudi Arabia.
The Gulf States have long said that Iran must stop its volatile activities in the region by providing financial and military support to its network of proxy militias across the Middle East.