Arab League calls for 'revision' of Iran nuclear deal

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced on late Tuesday its support to the USA decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

In any case, oil sanctions will kick in in about six months, by which time most Indian refiners "may have consumed most of their Iranian volumes", Ramachandran said.

"Every couple of days, we have missiles coming from Yemen and we see evidence that they are made by Iran".

While both India and China have scope to lower their imports from Iran, they will likely be reluctant, especially given the ongoing dispute over pricing between China's top refiner Sinopec and Saudi Arabia.

Asked what his country will do if Iran restarts its nuclear program, Adel Al-Jubeir told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that "we will do whatever it takes to protect our people".

The previous week, on April 28, Saudi air defences intercepted five missiles fired from Yemen following a coalition air strike reportedly targeting Houthi leaders at Interior Ministry in Sanaa.

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"The agreement was characterized by several shortcomings, most important of which was not addressing Iran's ballistic missile programme and Iran's threat to the security and stability of the region through its interference in the internal affairs of other countries as well as its support for militias in these countries".

In an anticipated decision, Trump withdrew from the deal on Tuesday, having previously said that Iran was in violation of the "spirit" of the worldwide agreement.

"Following the USA withdrawal from the Iran deal, I would like to confirm our commitment to oil market stability for the benefit of producers and consumers", Falih said in a tweet. To be sure, this could risk the chances for the US bid-Riyadh may want to move more quickly, or it may decide to work with a non-U.S. company that places fewer restrictions on its enrichment and reprocessing capabilities.

Abdulaziz al-Sager, head of the Jeddah-based Gulf Research Centre, said the message was significant in that it reflected Gulf concerns. "The Russians are opposed to the USA ending the deal, and on the other hand they don't really like high oil prices because the ruble is tied to the price of oil..." The International Atomic Energy Agency has so far verified Iran's adherence to the deal. Yet, even in the case that Saudi Arabia keeps to its schedule, the USA nuclear industry could still play an important role.

Chen Zak Kane is director of the Middle East Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Washington, DC.

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