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March 4, 2015 11:52 am

Kerry Travels to Saudi Arabia to Discuss Iranian Nuclear Deal, Instability in Yemen

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John Kerry at the World Economic Forum. Photo: Screenshot.

48 Waff – Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, US Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Saudi Arabia to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.

Kerry will leave the Iran talks in the Swiss resort town of Montreux later Wednesday and fly to Riyadh where he will see the new Saudi monarch, King Salman, and meet separately with the foreign ministers of the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The Sunni-ruled Gulf states, like Israel, are unnerved by Shiite Iran’s suspected pursuit of nuclear weapons and its increasing assertiveness throughout the region.

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