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Saudi FM confident about peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Riyadh, Aug 27, IRNA
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Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal in a meeting with the visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mehdi Mostafavi here Sunday said that his country is confident that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful.

The Saudi minister said that his government is sure that the nuclear activities of Iran are peaceful and that the Iranians do not intend to produce nuclear weapons.

Calling for the need for a Middle East free from weapons of mass destruction, in particular nuclear arms, he called for supervision of the International Atomic energy Agency (IAEA) over the nuclear activities of the Zionist regime.

Expressing satisfaction with expansion of bilateral ties and cooperation in all fields, particularly on major regional issues, he referred to the positive developments of the world of Islam and solidarity among Muslims as the outcome of the growing trend of bilateral ties.

For his part, Mostafavi briefed the Saudi foreign minister on Iran's latest nuclear stance and its response to the proposal made by the 5+1 group.

Declaring his support for a Middle East free from nuclear weapons, he criticized the double standards of some countries and international bodies towards world affairs.

Iran's deputy foreign minister who arrived in Jeddah on Sunday afternoon, left for Bahrain after his meeting with Al-Saud.

During his stay in Bahrain, Mostafavi is scheduled to confer with the country's foreign minister on bilateral ties, ways of strengthening such relations and Iran's nuclear activities for peaceful purposes.

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