US, Saudi Arabia issue joint statement on Iran getting nuclear weapons

Both countries also stressed the need to prevent Tehran from interfering in internal affairs of countries



By Reuters

Published: Sat 16 Jul 2022, 8:25 AM

Last updated: Sat 16 Jul 2022, 8:52 AM

The United states and Saudi Arabia agreed on the importance of stopping Iran from "acquiring a nuclear weapon", during a visit by US President Joe Biden, a joint statement carried by the Saudi state news agency (SPA) said.

The statement said Biden emphasized his country's strong and enduring commitment to supporting the security and defence of the oil-rich kingdom.

The two countries also stressed the need to prevent Iran from interfering in internal affairs of countries, and destabilising the security and stability of the region.

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