Saudi Foreign Minister: Iran Shouldn’t Get “Undeserved Deal”
March 24, 2015
(WASHINGTON, DC) - Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said Iran shouldn’t get an “undeserved deal” on its nuclear program. Prince Saud was speaking during a joint press conference yesterday in Riyadh with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.
While discussing efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through peaceful means, Prince Saud stated, “[solution] is possible through the League of Arab States to make the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Middle East region free of weapons of mass destruction and that in return, it is not possible to grant Iran an undeserved deal.”
On the escalating crisis in Yemen, Prince Saud reiterated support to the Yemeni government and stressed the importance of the call by President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi to hold a conference in Riyadh under the GCC umbrella and attended by all factors of Yemen who are interested in maintaining security and stability. “Our aim is to provide the vehicle for the president to return peacefully to Yemen and provide the leadership as required to bring this country back,” he stated.
Other topics at the forefront of regional issues addressed in the press conference included the tragedy in Syria, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, strengthening Saudi-Iraqi relations and joint efforts within the international coalition to fight Daesh.