London, 9 May - Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States has applauded Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and to reimpose sanctions on the country.
Ambassador Prince Khalid bin Salman responded on Twitter that the deal has only fueled Iran’s expansionist ideological drives across the Middle East.
Prince Khalid bin Salman wrote: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia fully supports the measures taken by [Trump] with regards to the JCPOA. we always had reservations with regards to sunset clauses, ballistic missiles program, and Iran’s support for terrorism in the region. As I said before with regards to the deal, we are on autopilot heading towards a mountain. [The] deal has fueled Iran’s malicious expansion driven by its extremist ideology. It provided Iran with a financial windfall that it used to further sectarian strife/chaos in the region.”