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Saudi Arabia warns against Iran`s nuclear programme

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 21:10

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia on Saturday warned of the lurking danger of the Iranian nuclear programme to the region`s security, saying that Tehran should not threaten its neighbours, who harbour no ill-intentions for it.

"We stress the danger of the Iranian nuclear programme to the security of the whole region," Saudi Arabia`s Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said at a joint news conference with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.

To a question on Iran`s alleged threat to Bahrain, the Saudi Minister said,"It is very unfortunate for Iran to use" such a language.

"Commonsense says in times of trouble, humans should be a little more smarter and not put fuel on fire," Faisal said.

"We hope Iran will go along....," he added. Iran says it is enriching uranium only for peaceful uses. But the US and its allies fear Tehran may enrich to levels used for nuclear bombs.
The two leaders also discussed the situation in Syria, with Faisal saying,"We reviewed the Syrian crisis in light of latest and international developments as well as the call which was launched for holding an international meeting to discuss full application of the Geneva statement as a part of the international community`s efforts of the political solution for the crisis."
"We hope that the conference is to apply an immediate ceasefire and to respond to the aspirations and hopes of the Syrian people through a safe transfer of power," the Saudi Foreign Minister said.


First Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 21:10
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