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Saudi Arabia Welcomes Iranian Nuclear Deal

Saudi Arabia is satisfied with U.S. President Barack Obama's assurances about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir was speaking after a meeting between Obama and Saudi King Salman in Washington on September 4.

The Saudi foreign minister added that his country hoped Iranians will use any additional income from the lifting of sanctions to fund domestic developments rather than engage in nefarious activities.

Analysts say many Gulf Arab states fear that the lifting of sanctions envisioned under the July deal will allow Iran to pursue destabilizing policies in the Middle East.

The two leaders discussed the threat from the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and the political situation in those countries, he said.

Based on reporting by Reuters