Riyadh 0
5 December 2020

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan reiterated that “what we expect is that we are fully consulted, that we and our regional friends are fully consulted vis-a-vis the negotiations with Iran”, adding that “we’ve seen as a result of the after-effects of the JCPOA that not involving regional countries results in a build-up of mistrust and neglect of the issues of real concern and of real effect on regional security”. He further opined that “one may look to a JCPOA-plus-plus… because reviving the JCPOA as it exists now will only bring us to the point where we were, which is a deficient agreement that doesn’t address the full issues”. Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson subsequently asserted with reference to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain that “these countries…  should know their limits and speak to that extent”.

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