WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran should use a nuclear deal agreed this week with six world powers to improve its own economic situation, & not to pursue "adventures" in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Thursday.
"We hope that … if the deal is implemented that the Iranians will use this deal in order to improve the economic situation in Iran & to improve the lot of its people …Â and not use it for adventures in the region," Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said during a photo opportunity with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
"If Iran should try to cause mischief in the region, we're committed to confront it resolutely," he said.
p> In the first public comments on the Iran agreement by a senior Saudi official, al-Jubeir did not explicitly endorse or reject the deal. He stressed the need for inspections to verify Iran is complying & the "snapback" of sanctions if it is found to be cheating.
(Reporting by Warren Strobel & Matt Spetalnick. Editing by Doina Chiacu)