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A Tehran-based university professor and researcher says to achieve peace in Iran-Saudi Arabia relations, it is necessary for the two countries to reach an agreement on the war in Yemen and Iran's nuclear program.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud says talks with Iran have been “cordial”, and described the negotiations between the two countries as “exploratory”. Tehran and Riyadh are showing signs of warming relations after four rounds of talks.
A political commentator says negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia will hopefully follow a positive trend, though differences between the two countries remain.
After four rounds of negotiations, Tehran and Riyah have made progress toward reaching an agreement to ease their years-long confrontation in the Middle East, a foreign diplomat close to the talks said. The official added the two countries have also agreed to reopen consulates.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said negotiations between the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia are on the right path and the two sides need more talks.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has welcomed negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia. He said he was ready to help at any time, according to a press conference held by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the permanent UN headquarters in New York.
Saudi Arabia has confirmed it has been holding talks with the new Iranian government to reduce tensions between the two Persian Gulf rivals. The Kingdom has announced Riyadh-Tehran dialogues are still at an “exploratory phase”.
The Iraqi president says good progress has been made with negotiations between Iran Saudi Arabia, but that some challenges still remain.
New round of negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia took place in Baghdad last week, two Iraqi officials told The Associated Press. The two neighbors have had three rounds of dialogue so far in order to ease tensions on several issues.