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Saudi Arabia concerned with Iran's nuclear programme

File picture dated April 3, 2007 shows an Iranian flag outside the building housing the reactor of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the southern Iranian port town of Bushehr [BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP FILES/AFP via Getty Images]
A general view shows the Iranian nuclear power plant of Natanz, 270 kms south of Tehran, 30 March 2005 [BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP FILES/AFP via Getty Images]

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that the kingdom is deeply concerned with the latest developments of Iran's nuclear programme, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has reported.

"The recent Iranian announcement of raising the level of uranium enrichment to 60 per cent cannot be considered a programme intended for peaceful uses," the ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday.

The ministry called on Iran to avoid escalation and not to expose the security and stability of the region to more tension.

It also called on Tehran to engage more seriously in the negotiations currently underway over its nuclear programme.

The statement urged the international community to reach a more comprehensive agreement over Iran's nuclear programme, with stronger parameters for a longer duration to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

The statement called to consider the concerns of the region's countries regarding the escalating steps that Iran is taking to destabilise regional security and stability, including its nuclear programme.

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