Thursday, June 30, 2022

Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations

Tehran says supports reopening of Iran-Saudi embassies

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says Tehran supports the re-opening of Iranian and Saudi embassies the two countries’ capitals.

Iranian foreign minister says talks with Saudis positive

The Iranian foreign minister has described the latest round of the Iraqi-mediated talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia as positive.

“Efforts underway to arrange meeting between Iranian, Saudi FMs”

A Kuwaiti media outlet says efforts have begun to arrange a meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia in Baghdad.

Iraqi PM: ‘Remarkable progress’ in Iran-Saudi talks

The Iraqi prime minister says diplomatic discussions between Tehran and Riyadh to iron out differences have made ‘remarkable progress’, adding talks have reached ‘advanced stages’.

Iran says consulting with Saudi Arabia over air pollution

Saudi Arabia is the main origin of dust particles, the head of the Iranian Department of Environment said. The official added that Tehran is consulting with Saudis to jointly tackle the air pollution from dust particles.

Saudi FM: Our hands are extended toward Iran

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan has said talks with Iran must be based on the shared stance of Persian Gulf countries, adding “Our hands are extended toward Iran”.

Analyst: Israel trying to throw wrench in Iran-Saudi talks

A political commentator blames the Israeli regime as the main factor that is throwing a wrench in diplomatic efforts by Iran and Saudi Arabia to fix their troubled relations.

Iran FM: New initiative tabled over nuclear deal, US decision needed

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Tehran has tabled a new initiative for an agreement in the Vienna talks for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, but the US government seems to be sitting on the fence on the issue.

Saudi FM says progress made in talks with Iran but “not enough”

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says there has been some progress in talks between Riyadh and Tehran but "not enough" and that the kingdom's hands remain outstretched to Iran.

‘Iran, Saudi Arabia can’t seek each other’s exclusion as two Mideast powers’

A former Iranian foreign minister says Iran and Saudi Arabia cannot seek each other’s exclusion as two Middle Eastern powers and should instead complement each other’s capacities in order to ensure peace and stability in the region.

Expert: Iran-Saudi talks must be over bilateral issues alone

An Iranian expert of international affairs has said Saudi Arabia is not willing to normalize ties with Iran as Riyadh believes this will relieve pressure on Tehran.

MP: Iran, Saudi unity in favor of Islamic world

A member of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission has said unity between Iran and Saudi Arabia can transform the Muslim world and the region in favor of Islamic and regional nations.

‘Foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia to meet soon in Iraq’

A member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has said Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdolalhian and his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan will meet in Iraq in the near future.

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister invites Iran to talks over joint Arash gas field

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister says Riyadh has officially invited Tehran to talks over the joint Arash gas field in the Persian Gulf.

Analyst: Saudi Arabia has ‘special status’ in Iran’s foreign policy

A political commentator says Saudi Arabia enjoys a special status in Iran’s foreign policy, and that the severance of ties between the two neighbors never disrupted their contacts over issues related to the Hajj pilgrimage and the OPEC group of oil exporting states.

‘Saudis must first prove good will to Iran before resumption of ties’

A Iranian political expert says Saudi Arabia first needs to prove its “good will” and true intention to establish lasting relations with the Islam Republic before the two neighbors can reach a détente and resume ties.

Iraq PM: Iran, Saudi Arabia to soon reach agreement on fixing ties

The Iraqi prime minister, whose country has been hosting rounds of talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, says Baghdad believes Tehran and Riyadh will achieve an agreement on fixing their relations in the near future.

Envoy: Iran, Saudi Arabia agree to create roadmap for talks

Iranian Ambassador to Iraq says Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to come up with a roadmap for their future talks aimed at normalizing bilateral relations.

Khatibzadeh: Latest round of Iran-Saudi talks ‘positive, progressive’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the fifth round of talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia were held on Thursday last week.

Iraq says will host sixth round of Iran-Saudi talks

Iraq’s foreign minister say Baghdad is set to host a new round of negotiations between neighboring Iran and Saudi Arabia aimed at mending their troubled relations, after Tehran and Riyadh wrapped up a fifth session of talks in the Iraqi capital.

Source: Tehran, Riyadh headed for ‘diplomatic’ talks

An Iraqi source has published new details about the recent negotiations between Iranian and Saudi delegations in Baghdad, saying the two sides are moving towards diplomatic contacts.

Report: Iran, Saudi Arabia hold ‘constructive’ talks in Baghdad

According to Nournews website, affiliated with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Iran and Saudi Arabia have held their fifth round of talks on a possible détente in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, with sources close to the negotiations, describing them as ‘constructive’.

Iraqi official says steps resumed to kick start Tehran-Riyadh talks

An Iraqi foreign ministry official reportedly says the country’s prime ministerial office has resumed its efforts to kick start stalled negotiations between Tehran and Riyadh.

Iran FM says Tehran ready for fifth round of talks with Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Tehran is ready for the fifth round of talks with Saudi Arabia.

Iranian FM says two British citizens released on humanitarian grounds

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has denied claims that the country released two British-Iranian citizens in exchange for London paying back its decades-long debt to the Islamic republic.

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