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Pakistan's former army chief GeneralRaheel Sharif left for Riyadh on Fridayto take charge of a Saudi-led military bloc after getting the Pakistani government's approval.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reassured the regional countries that Iran’s Armed Forces do not pose a threat to anyone, stressing that the country’s military power is only for deterrence and defense.
An Iranian envoy says Iran and Saudi Arabia should realistically cooperate and hold dialogue with each other to safeguard their own interests as well as those of the whole region.
The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) slammed the Riyadh regime for its continued efforts to create and support Takfiri terrorist groups, saying the oil-rich kingdom uses petrodollars to lead “the world’s most active terrorist-producing factory”.
Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization announced that the conditions for participation of Iranians in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage have been fulfilled following negotiations with Saudi officials after a hiatus in the wake of a diplomatic row with the kingdom.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country may send nationals to Saudi Arabia to participate in the Hajj rituals this year.
Iranian Parliament speaker has slammed the Saudi invasion of Yemen as an all-out war against a nation, adding a genocide is taking place in the country.
Iran has welcomed a Chinese offer to play a mediatory role and help settle the differences between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which unilaterally severed ties with the Islamic Republic last year.
Iran’s foreign minister says Saudi Arabia ought to stop creating tension in the region and opt for interaction and dialogue.