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The kingdom is the top crude oil supplier for China, the world’s second-largest oil consumer.

"(Saudi) Deputy Foreign Minister Dr Prince Torki … explained that Saudi Arabia understood China was concerned about having access to energy supplies, which could be cut off by Iran, and wanted to attract more trade and investment," a diplomatic dispatch said, the newspaper reported on its website.

"Saudi Arabia was willing to provide assurances on those scores to China, but only in exchange for tangible Chinese actions to restrain Iran’s drive for nuclear weapons."

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