Iran should use nuclear deal to improve its economy, not on 'adventures': Saudi foreign minister

Iran should use nuclear deal to improve its economy, not on 'adventures': Saudi foreign minister

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 … 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)

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Source: “Reuters”

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