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July 24, 2015 11:17 am

US Defense Secretary Claims Saudi Arabia Supports Iran Nuclear Deal

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday. Photo: DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter met with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday. Photo: DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.

Voice of America – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that Saudi Arabian leaders have assured him they support the historic accord to restrain Iran’s nuclear program.

The American defense chief met King Salman, Saudi Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman and other officials in Jeddah and later told reporters that the Saudis approved of the deal with Tehran. Saudi state television showed video of the closed doors meetings, after which no news conference was held, as Saudi leaders generally do not take questions from the press.

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