Friday, January 27, 2023

Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations

Saudi FM says Riyadh trying to ease tensions with Tehran

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud has stated that Riyadh is trying to find a path to dialog with Iran as the best way to resolve differences amid a diplomatic process between the two neighbors aimed at mending strained ties.

MP: Saudi Arabia, Egypt to open embassies in Iran soon

An Iranian lawmaker says Saudi Arabia and Egypt are set to open their embassies in Iran in the near future, and that both countries are willing to have diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran FM says Tehran welcomes resumption of talks with Saudi Arabia

The Iranian foreign minister has voiced Tehran’s readiness to resume talks with Saudi Arabia over mending bilateral ties.

MP: Tehran pursuing re-opening of Iran, Saudi embassies ahead of Hajj season

An Iranian lawmaker says the diplomatic apparatus in Tehran is pursuing the re-opening of Iranian and Saudi embassies in the respective countries ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage season in late June.

Iranian VP: Saudis ready to resume talks with Iran

The Iranian vice president for parliamentary affairs says Saudi Arabia is ready to resume negotiations with Iran.

Aide to Iranian FM: Iran wants good relations with neighbors including Saudi Arabia

An aide to Iran’s foreign minister has said Iran is open the normalization of ties with Saudi Arabia.

Iran, Saudi foreign ministers meet on sidelines of Jordan conference

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says he held a meeting with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, on the sidelines of a conference in Jordan.

No meeting scheduled between Iran-Saudi officials in Jordan: IRNA

The official Iranian news agency says no meeting has been scheduled between the Iranian and Saudi sides on the sidelines of an upcoming meeting in the Jordanian capital, amid a lull in the diplomatic process between the two neighbors designed for reconciliation.

Iran can’t blame Saudi Arabia, China for recent anti-Tehran statement: Commentator

A political commentator says Iran can’t blame China or Saudi Arabia for a recent joint statement by Arab counties and China that included aggressive anti-Iran rhetoric because those countries are pursuing their own interests.

Iraq voices readiness to help resumption of Iran-Saudi talks

Iraqi Foreign Minister has described his country's relations with Iran as strong, and emphasized that Baghdad is ready to host mediatory talks between Tehran and Riyadh.

Iraq says Iran-Saudi talks move from security to diplomatic phase

The spokesman for Iraq’s foreign ministry has said tension-easing negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia brokered by Baghdad have made tangible progress and moved from security to the diplomatic phase.

Iraqi PM says Baghdad asked to continue to facilitate Iran-Saudi talks

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani has expressed hopes the country will continue to host the talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia during his term in office.

Velayati calls for reopening of Iran, Saudi embassies

An advisor to the leader of Iran’s Islamic revolution in international affairs says Iran and Saudi Arabia should have “peaceful coexistence”, stressing that the embassies of the two countries should be reopened.

IRGC chief warns Saudi Arabia to rein in anti-Iran media

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s chief commander has issued a stern warning against Saudi Arabia over its media campaign that has been stoking tensions in the recent unrest and deadly riots in Iran.

Better grounds needed for Iran-Saudi talks: analyst

Talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia to restore their diplomatic relations have remained dormant because of a couple of factors including Saudi role in the recent unrest and riots in Iran, a senior political affairs analyst says.

Saudi FM: No tangible results in reconciliation talks with Iran yet

The Saudi foreign minister says five rounds of Iraq-mediated reconciliation negotiations with Iran have so far failed to produce “tangible” results, and that the kingdom is awaiting a sixth session.

Saudi Arabia releases Iranian Haj pilgrim

The foreign ministers of Iraq and Oman have announced the release of the only remaining Iranian Haj pilgrim from Saudi Arabia. Tehran has repeatedly called for the immediate release of the citizen detained by Riyadh during the Hajj pilgrimage.

Analyst: Iran still determined to continue fence-mending talks with Saudis

Iran’s will to patch up differences with rival regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia and restore diplomatic relations after a years-long rupture has not diminished, an Iranian political affairs expert says.

Iraqi FM: Tehran-Riyadh reconciliation talks continue

Talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia to restore diplomatic ties after a years-long rift continue, the Iraqi foreign minister, whose country hosts the negotiations, has announced.

Saudi Arabia says seeking friendly ties with Iran, difficulties remain

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says Riyadh intends to establish close and friendly relationship with Iran since representatives from both states have held several rounds of talks.

Iran says favors more talks with Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani says a new vision is being shaped in Saudi Arabia regarding Iran that is based on dialog.

President Raisi: Restoration, boosting Iran-Saudi ties benefit regional security

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabiaand enhancing ties between the two regional powerhouses will bolster security in the region.

Analyst: Iran-Saudi talk may continue in Egypt, Europe amid chaos in Iraq

An Iranian Middle East expert says Iraq risks losing the opportunity of hosting future rounds of Iran-Saudi talks due to a “worrying” political crisis unfolding in the country, and that the diplomatic process may continue in Egypt or European states if the turmoil continues.

‘Iran had better mend ties with Saudi Arabia before Riyadh normalizes with Israel’

An expert on the Middle East says Iran had better pursue a current window of opportunity to hold talks with Saudi Arabia and mend bilateral ties with Riyadh before the latter potentially engages in a normalization of relations with the Israeli regime.

Iraq FM: Saudi Arabia has called for new round of talks with Iran

Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein says Saudi Arabia has requested Baghdad to arrange a new round of talks between the kingdom and Iran.

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