S. Arabia Welcomes Deal

S. Arabia Welcomes DealS. Arabia Welcomes Deal

Saudi Arabia's cabinet said on Monday it welcomed an interim deal between Iran and world powers over Iran's nuclear program.

Iran and six world powers -- the United States, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia -- reached a framework agreement on Thursday that would impose constraints on Tehran's nuclear work for a specified period of time and lift sanctions. That deal is contingent on reaching a final agreement in three months.

"The council of ministers expressed hope for attaining a binding and definitive agreement that would lead to the strengthening of security and stability in the region and the world," the statement carried by state news agency SPA said, Reuters reported.

The statement stressed a need for "good neighborliness and non-interference in the affairs of Arab states." Iran says it supports campaigns against terrorists in some regional countries, but denies meddling in the internal affairs of Arab countries.