UAE, Saudi support Trump's decision on Iran nuclear deal

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Filed on May 9, 2018 | Last updated on May 9, 2018 at 08.07 am
Trump shows a signed Presidential Memorandum after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.


Trump announced the US will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran.

The United Arab Emirates has announced its support to the decision announced by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran for various reasons that he mentioned in speech on Tuesday, including that the agreement does not guarantee Iran would refrain from pursuing a nuclear weapons in the future. The UAE welcomed Trump's strategy in that regard.

In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, called on the international community and the other states that are party to the agreement, to support Trump's stand for making the Middle East a zone free of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, in order to maintain global security and stability.

Saudi Arabia also backed Trump's decision on his country withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

Saudi Arabia highlighted in a statement through Saudi Press Agency that it also welcomed re-imposing sanctions on Iran that were suspended after the enforcement of the deal.

It said the Kingdom had supported the deal between Iran and other six powers at the beginning to limit the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East and the world, but Iran exploited the economic gains of the deal to destabilise the region. 

Saudi Arabia asserted its continuation to work with the US and other world partners to tackle the threats of the Iranian policies on international security and peace.

Trump announced Tuesday that Washington will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran. Then, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani responded that Tehran will stay in the deal with other five signatories.


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