CAIRO, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Egypt is closely following up the U.S. decision to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
"Egypt understands the U.S. and international keenness to address all regional and international concerns related to the nuclear deal with Iran and Iran's interference in the internal affairs of the Arab countries," the ministry added.
The ministry called on Iran to "fulfill its obligations in accordance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the comprehensive safeguards agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency."
It also urged Iran to maintain its status as a non-nuclear state in order to make the Middle East free of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, promoting stability and peace in the region.
Egypt renewed its firm stance on the need to preserve the security and stability of the region and the safety of its peoples, the statement added.
Moreover, the statement voiced "Egypt's deep concern about any policies aimed at expanding the influence in the Arab world and the negative impact on the national security of Arab countries."
Egypt stressed the importance of the participation of all the concerned Arab parties in dialogues on the future of the region, in particular the possibility of amending the nuclear deal with Iran, added the statement.
It expressed its hope that current developments will not result in any armed conflicts that would threaten regional stability and security, the statement concluded.
U.S. President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.
He also announced he would re-impose economic sanctions on Iran, describing the landmark deal as "a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made."
Iran said it will remain in the deal with other five signatories.