GCC ambassadors, US envoy to Iran stress concern for Iranian nuclear program

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Gulf ambassadors met with US envoy to Iran Robert Malley on Wednesday where they reiterated security concerns regarding the Iranian nuclear program.

Ambassadors of the Gulf Cooperation Council states and permanent representatives to international organizations in Vienna met Malley on the sidelines of international negotiations to revive a 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which resumed last week in the Austrian capital.

During the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Vienna, Malley and GCC ambassadors reviewed the latest developments in the talks.

“We called attention to our concern regarding Iran’s continuous efforts toward destabilization of regional security through its support of terrorist militias,” ambassador Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan said in a tweet following the meeting.

Negotiations to salvage the nuclear deal resumed in late November after they were suspended in June as Iran elected a new, ultraconservative government.

The 2015 deal — agreed by Iran, the US, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany — offered Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.

But then-US president Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US in 2018 and reimposed biting sanctions, prompting Tehran to begin rolling back on its commitments.

Source » arabnews

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