Saudi Arabia has welcomed the U.S. decision to label Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a foreign terrorist organization, according to the Saudi state media.
"The U.S. decision translates the Kingdom's repeated demands to the international community of the necessity of confronting terrorism supported by Iran," SPA news agency said, citing a foreign ministry source, on Tuesday.
Led by a Sunni Muslim royal family, the kingdom has accused Shi'ite Muslim Iran of interfering in its and other Middle Eastern countries' internal affairs.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have been fighting proxy wars for years. They both back opposing sides in conflicts ongoing in Syria and Yemen.