UK’s Cameron reassures Saudi king over Iran deal David Cameron has tried to reassure Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz over a nuclear deal reached Thursday between world powers and Iran

Prime Minister Cameron

Prime Minister Cameron

RIYADH – (AA) British Prime Minister David Cameron has tried to reassure Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz over a nuclear deal reached Thursday between world powers and Iran.

Cameron phoned the Saudi monarch and stressed that Britain was completely committed to supporting Saudi Arabia and would continue coordinating with Riyadh on issues pertaining to regional security, Saudi Arabia’s state-run SPA news agency reported.

The British premier went on to assert that the agreement with Iran represented “a good chance to achieve peace in the region and prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” according to the news agency.

On Thursday evening, Iran and the P5+1 group of nations (the U.S., China, France, Russia, the U.K. and Germany) unveiled a preliminary framework for talks aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear program.

They have set themselves a June 30 deadline for reaching a deal.

Following the announcement, U.S. President Barack Obama hailed the negotiations with Iran as “historic.”

Obama phoned King Salman earlier and assured him that Washington remained concerned about Iran’s “destabilizing activities in the region,” according to a White House statement.

Iran’s nuclear program has caused particular concern in the Arab Gulf, where Sunni-majority states fear the prospect of Shiite Iran obtaining a nuclear weapons arsenal.

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