22 March 2023

The GCC Ministerial Council applauded the 15 March agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran, expressing hope that it “would constitute a positive step for resolving differences and ending all regional conflicts through dialogue and diplomatic means”. The Council also underlined “the importance of Iran’s commitment not to exceed the rate of uranium enrichment required for peaceful uses, and the need to fulfil its obligations and fully cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency”. They further highlighted “the need for their participation in all regional and international negotiations, discussions and meetings… [that include not only] the Iranian nuclear program, [but] all security issues and concerns of the GCC states”.

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