France, Saudi Arabia: Iran Nuclear Deal Must Avoid Destabilising Region

France and Saudi Arabia said on Monday any future deal between Iran and major powers had to ensure that it did not destabilize the region further and threaten Iran's neighbors. The two countries gave the joint statement ahead of a summit in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia invited French President Francois Hollande, whose country is deemed to have a tough stance in Iran nuclear negotiations, to Riyadh to discuss regional issues with Gulf Arab states who fear coming to terms with Tehran could lead to further detribalization in the region. The statement said, "This agreement must not destabilize the security and stability of the region nor threaten the security and stability of Iran's neighbors."



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