Blinken, Saudi FM discuss Iranian nuclear threat in call


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Blinken, Saudi FM discuss Iranian nuclear threat in call
The call between the two comes on the heels of Biden's decision to retain Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp on its foreign terror list.
Published: MAY 31, 2022

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on Monday with Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister. “The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed the challenge posed by Iran’s nuclear program and its destabilizing behavior in the region, and opportunities for greater cooperation on regional issues,” the State Department reported in a statement following the conversation.

According to a readout of the call, Blinken thanked his peer for the efforts to strengthen and extend the truce in Yemen, “and they discussed efforts to avert the economic, environmental, and humanitarian threats posed by the Safer oil tanker in the Red Sea region.”

“The Secretary underscored the importance of international support for Ukraine as it defends its sovereignty and territorial integrity and emphasized the need for a global response to the food security crisis resulting from President Putin’s brutal war,” the statement reads.