Saudi Arabia Backs U.S. Efforts to Stop Iran Getting Nuclear Weapons – SPA

The flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia flies in the face of a member of a U.S. military honor guard in Washington, U.S., August 29, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

Feb 15 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s government expressed on Tuesday its support for “U.S. efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon,” state news agency SPA reported.

The government also thanked the U.S. for supporting the kingdom defending its territory against attacks by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group, SPA said, citing a statement issued after a cabinet meeting.

Talks on a new nuclear accord with Iran are underway in Vienna amid growing Western fears about Tehran’s accelerating nuclear advances, seen by Western powers as irreversible unless a deal is struck soon.

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(Reporting by Moataz Mohamed, writing by Maher Chmaytelli, Editing by Andrew Heavens)


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