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Pompeo stresses that Saudi Arabia’s security is a priority for US


[4/29/2018 6:10:19 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, in a joint press conference with his American counterpart in Riyadh on Sunday, stressed on the need to impose further sanctions on Iran,

He pointed out Iran's successive violations and support of Houthi missiles fired from Yemen towards Saudi Arabia.

"We support Trump's policy toward Iran, especially with regard to the nuclear agreement," he said.

For his part, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed that the Saudi Arabia's security is a priority for the US.

He added also that Iran was the largest state sponsor of terrorism.

He stressed that Washington is ready to stand with Saudi Arabia to confront terrorism.

"We are inspired by what Saudi Arabia has achieved through Vision 2030," he added.

He also said that Iran was destabilizing the region by providing Houthis with weapons in Yemen.

He pointed out that the nuclear agreement failed to modify Iran's behavior that supports violence in Yemen by training and arming militias.

Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Saturday at the start of a regional tour. He will also visit Jordan and Israel.

The US State Department spokeswoman said Saturday that Saudi Arabia has an important leadership role in working towards a peaceful and prosperous future in the region, saying the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia is working to achieve this goal for the region.

*Al Arabiya

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