December 12, 2022

Saudi minister says ‘all bets off’ if Iran gets nuclear weapon

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said that Saudi Arabia supports efforts to revive the stalled Iran nuclear deal as ‘a starting point, not an end point’. Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has said that Iran’s Gulf Arab neighbours would take measures to shore up their security if Tehran were to obtain nuclear weapons.

Iran summons China envoy over islands dispute statement with UAE

Iran’s foreign ministry says Chinese diplomat ‘had a visit’ as Tehran expressed ‘strong dissatisfaction’ over China’s joint statement with GCC nations.   Iran called in China’s ambassador after Beijing issued a controversial joint statement with Arab states dealing, among other things, with three disputed islands.