Gulf Nations: Any Iran deal must bar ballistic missile development

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FILE – In this April 10, 2021 file photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, second right, listens to head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi while visiting an exhibition of Iran’s new nuclear achievements in Tehran, Iran. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File)

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UPDATED 7:35 AM PT – Thursday, June 17, 2021

Foreign ministers from a group of Arab nations are calling for Iran’s ballistic missile program to be included in ongoing nuclear talks.

During a meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh on Wednesday, the diplomats agreed Iran must be barred from developing high-precision ballistic missiles in exchange for economic concessions. The Arab nations also said they should be included in the talks as well.

This comes as Joe Biden is leading indirect talks to revive the failed 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and European nations. The Gulf Council added, any deal with Iran must be fully verifiable.

“The Ministerial Council stressed the need for the joint committee’s negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file currently in Vienna or any other negotiations with Iran to address Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the region,” stated Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council. “And its sponsorship of terrorism, sectarian militias and the Iranian missile program, including ballistic and cruise missiles and drones in one basket.”

The Gulf nations also called on Iran to avoid violating United Nations resolutions and take unilateral steps to reduce violence as well as hostilities across the Middle East.

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