Saudi Arabia, US release joint statement on working agreements

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Saudi Arabia and the United States have released a joint statement emphasizing the threat of Iranian interferences in the region after concluding meetings in Riyadh during a two-day summit.

The statement called the agreements a path toward a “a new strategic 21st century partnership” between both countries after US President Donald Trump concluded his visit to Riyadh as part of his first foreign visit since taking power.

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Below are key points of the joint statement.

• Working on new initiatives to counter extremism and terrorist financing.

• Strengthen defense cooperation and counter threats to the Middle East.

• Focus on creating a unified and strong regional security infrustructure.

• Recognizing Saudi Arabia's efforts to counter terrorist organizations.

• Strengthening cooperation between the international coalition and the Islamic Alliance against ISIS.

• The need to contain Iran's interventions and ignite sectarian strife across the region.

• Emphasize Iran's regional interventions pose a threat to the region and the world.

• Agreement on the need to review some of the terms of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

• Agreement on the need to work together to resolve the crisis in Yemen.

• Supporting the American raid on the Syrian airfields airport.

• Support the efforts of the Lebanese state to impose its sovereignty and disarm the Hezbollah terrorist group.

• The importance of working to stop Iranian interference in Iraqi affairs.