Kerry travels to Riyadh to reassure Gulf on Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry was traveling Wednesday to Saudi Arabia to try to assure Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members that an Iran nuclear deal would not lead to regional instability. He meets their foreign ministers Thursday at the Riyadh Air Base and Saudi King Salman and Saudi foreign and interior ministers later at the king’s ranch northwest of Riyadh. DEBKAfile: If Kerry hoped to discourage Gulf states from entering into a nuclear race with Iran, he is too late. Saudi Arabia has already signed a nuclear-sharing pact with Pakistan and bought nuclear-capable ICBMs from China.

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