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Saudi FM: We are concerned about Iran’s transgressions in its nuclear program


Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan voiced the kingdom’s “alarm over Iranian breaches, particularly its nuclear program.”

This was said during a joint news conference with his Greek colleague, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, on Tuesday in Athens.

According to the Saudi minister, “Iran’s infractions contradict what Tehran professes about the benign nature of its nuclear program.”

He emphasized the Kingdom’s commitment to international efforts to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

According to the Saudi Foreign Minister, he “exchanged views with the Greek Foreign Minister on the subject of the delayed nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries.”

The Saudi foreign minister informed the Greek foreign minister of “the Houthi group’s threat to international navigation, the most recent of which being the kidnapping of a civilian ship at sea.”

During the discussions, the Saudi minister emphasized the “risk of the Houthi militia continuing to bank on military options in Yemen.”

He stated that he discussed the Houthi attacks on the Kingdom in the Greek capital, stressing that he and his Greek colleague discussed ways to improve regional security and stability.

According to the Saudi foreign minister, the discussions also included the latest events in Afghanistan.

The talks also explored areas of economic collaboration between the two countries.

According to the Greek daily “Ikathimirin,” the two ministers will discuss events in the eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf area.

According to the publication, the two ministers will also discuss bilateral relations in the domains of military, economics, and investment, as well as collaboration within international organizations.

This is the Saudi minister’s second visit to Athens in less than a year, as he previously attended the Friendship Forum in February.

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