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epa04648918 US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal (L), give a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 05 March 2015. Media reports state Kerry is visiting Saudi Arabia to reassure jittery Arab Gulf nations, arguing that Washington is still keen to contain Iran’s regional influence and prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons. According to Kerry, a safer Gulf region ‘begins by preventing [Iran] from having a nuclear weapon.’ In addition, the US will not turn a blind eye to Iran’s ‘destabilizing’ influence in countries like Syria, Iraq and Yemen, he said. EPA/AHMED YOSRI