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Saudi Arabia announced its supports for steps announced by US President Donald Trump regarding the withdrawal of Washington from the nuclear accord with Iran and supports the resumption of economic sanctions on Tehran which were suspended under the P5+1 deal.

The Kingdom also supports reinstating economic sanctions on the Iranian regime, which have been suspended under the nuclear deal.

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Saudi Arabia’s previous support for the nuclear deal concluded by Iran and the P5+1 group of countries was based on Saudi Arabia’s conviction in the need to take all possible steps that may assist in nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East and the world.

The Iranian regime however, took advantage of the economic benefits afforded by the lifting of sanctions and used them to continue its destabilizing activities in the region, especially by developing its ballistic missiles and supporting terrorist organizations in the region, including Hezbollah and the Houthi militias, which used the capabilities provided by Iran to target civilians in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Yemen, as well as, repeatedly targeting international shipping lanes in a blatant violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

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