Saudi Arabia calls international community to take a firm stand against Iran’s nuclear program

Iran's nuclear program
Iran's nuclear program

Saudi Arabia have stressed the importance of stopping Iran's transgressions and breaches of international agreements and treaties related to its nuclear program.

This came at a special session of the International AtomicEnergy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors held in Vienna following the tworeports of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on "Verification andMonitoring in Iran in Light of UN Security Council Resolution 2231(2015)," who noted that Iran exceeded the proportion and quantity ofenriched uranium specified in the joint comprehensive action plan.

The Saudi permanent delegation noted the Saudi position onthe nuclear agreement with Iran in 2015 in which the Kingdom expressed theimportance of a comprehensive international agreement on Iran's nuclear programthat would prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons in any way.

This is in light of the need to work on everything thatwould limit the spread of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East andthe world, with full awareness of the consequences of actions and conduct overthe past 40 years that reflect its ill intentions of this agreement.

It added that Iran continued to provoke unrest and intensifyits activities destabilizing the region in particular and the whole world, withits insistence on the development of ballistic missiles, and support forterrorist groups in the region, including its threat to the internationalnavigation and maritime straits.

The delegation expressed the Kingdom's position on theimportance of the agreement to include a specific, strict and permanentinspection mechanism for all locations, including military sites, with amechanism to re-impose sanctions quickly and effectively if Iran violates theagreement.

On the other hand, the Kingdom's delegation referred to therecent statements made by a number of Iranian officials regarding Iran'snuclear program, drawing the attention of the Member States to the statement bythe Iranian President that his country would increase uranium enrichment to theextent it wants.

The delegation of the Kingdom stressed that such statementsand threats were a clear challenge to the international community andreinforced doubts about Iran's intentions and the peacefulness of its nuclearprogram.

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