Saudi Arabia is in dialogue with Russia, China and the West on the Iranian nuclear program

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said Saudi Arabia is engaged in a dialogue with Russia and China that can guarantee the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.

The minister said: “We are talking to both our Western allies and our allies in Russia and China and encourage them to use their relationship with Iran to secure the civilian objective of its nuclear program.”

He also indicated that Saudi Arabia was concerned about the termination of negotiations to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program.

He said: “When it comes to the Iranian nuclear program, we are certainly concerned that the negotiations to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action have already stalled … This is a great danger to regional stability, since Iran could step up its nuclear developments.”

In 2015, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany signed a Joint Comprehensive Action Plan with Iran to overcome the crisis in the development of Tehran’s nuclear program.

Former US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from this agreement in 2018, and current US President Joe Biden has repeatedly stated his readiness to return Washington to the nuclear agreement.

Since April 2021, Russia, the UK, Germany, China, the US and France have been negotiating with Iran in Vienna to restore the JCPOA to its original form.

On November 10, 2022, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, said that the next round of negotiations with Iranian representatives ended in the Austrian capital to no avail.

Source: TASS

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