Friday, June 2, 2023

Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations

Iran FM: Reconciliation with Saudi Arabia not a ‘tactical agreement’

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says reconciliation with Saudi Arabia is not a mere tactical agreement, and that the deal is in fact rooted in Tehran’s policy of prioritizing neighbors.

Official: Tehran ready for official reopening of Iran, Saudi missions

A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official says Tehran is ready for the official reopening of the Iranian and Saudi missions in both countries, after the two Persian Gulf neighbors reached a reconciliation deal.

Iran sends 1st batch of Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Iran sends a first batch of pilgrims from 10 provinces to Saudi Arabia for the 2023 Hajj rituals in the holy city of Makkah.

Iran-Saudi rapprochement to have positive effects on Palestine: Islamic Jihad leader

Secretary General of the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad movement has lauded the recent agreement between Tehran and Riyadh on the revival of ties. Ziad al-Nakhala added the deal has restored normality to the region and will have positive effects on the Palestinian cause.

Iran names ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Iran has named an ambassador to Saudi Arabia, almost two months after the two countries agreed to reestablish diplomatic relations. Alireza Enayati was named Iran’s new ambassador to Riyadh.

Iranian economy minister’s trip to Saudi Arabia sign of bigger development: Report

A recent trip by Iranian Economy Minister Ehsan Khandouzi to Saudi Arabia was a sign that Tehran and Riyadh are serious in their pursuit of rapprochement, a report says.

Saudi officials seek resumption of economic ties with Iran, too: Minister

Iranian Minister of Economy Ehsan Khandouzi says that during a recent meeting with Saudi officials, they demanded that the resumption of economic ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran also be facilitated promptly.

Iran says necessary preparations made for re-opening of missions in Saudi Arabia

The Iranian foreign ministers says Tehran has made the necessary preparations for the reopening of its embassy and consulate in Saudi Arabia.

Iranian Minister of Economy in Saudi Arabia on official visit

Iranian Minister of Economy and Financial Affairs Seyyed Ehsan Khandouzi, at the head of an economic delegation, has arrived at the Jeddah airport in Saudi Arabia, and was welcomed by the kingdom’s officials, directors of the Saudi-based Islamic Development Bank, and staff members of the Iranian Consulate in the Saudi city.

Iran says to “soon” appoint envoy to Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said that Tehran will soon appoint an ambassador to Riyadh, following a China-brokered agreement in March that ended a seven-year rupture in Tehran-Riyadh relations.

Iran deputy FM: Iranian businesspeople can travel to Saudi Arabia soon 

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy says the hurdle to visits by Iranian businesspeople to Saudi Arabia will be removed within the next 30 days.

Iranian official: Saudi delegation to participate in trade exhibition in Tehran

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy says a Saudi trade delegation will participate in an exhibition of Iranian-made products in Tehran.

Iran thanks Saudi Arabia for assisting in repatriating Iranians from Sudan 

Iran’s chargé d'affaires in Saudi Arabia has thanked Riyadh for its assistance in repatriating Iranian nationals from Sudan where the army and a rebel group are engaged in heavy fighting.

Report: Iranian private sector’s constructive initiative to begin economic ties with Saudi Arabia

Head of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines has reportedly sent a letter to the chairman of the Federation of Saudi Chambers of Commerce, declaring the full readiness of the Iranian private sector to exchange commercial and economic delegations in areas of mutual interest and to hold joint trade exhibitions.

Minister: Iran and Saudi Arabia resume trade ties

Iran’s minister of industry, mines and trade says Tehran and Riyadh have started their trade ties after their recent agreement to normalize relations, adding the two neighbors have kicked off trade exchanges.

Saudi airline requests three weekly flights between Iran, Saudi Arabia: Minister

Iran’s minister of roads and urban development says Saudi Arabia has requested that three flights be scheduled weekly between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Iran FM says Saudi technical team visit to Tehran, Mashhad good

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian described the outcome of the Saudi technical team’s trip to Iran for the reopening of the country’s embassy and consulate general as good.

G7 welcomes Iran-Saudi Arabia rapprochement

Top diplomats from the Group of Seven have welcomed initiates to mend diplomatic relationships between Tehran and Riyadh.

Foreign ministry spokesman: Iran, Saudi Arabia working to re-open diplomatic missions by May 9

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says Iran and Saudi Arabia are pushing to implement their agreements on re-opening of embassies and that the missions will begin operation no later than May 9.

Iran foreign ministry: Tehran, Riyadh to reopen embassies by May 9

Iran’s foreign ministry says Tehran and Riyadh will re-open their embassies by May 9.

Saudi team in Iran’s Mashhad to pursue re-opening of Consulate

The technical delegation of Saudi Arabia visited the Saudi Consulate in the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad to explore ways to re-open the mission.

Iran’s embassy in Saudi Arabia reopens gates for first time in years

Iran's embassy in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh reopened its gates on Wednesday for the first time in seven years, a Reuters witness said. It came after the two sides agreed to resume diplomatic relations under a China-brokered deal.

Official: Iran trying to re-open Embassy in Saudi Arabia before start of Hajj in June

A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official says Tehran is making efforts to re-open its Embassy in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh and its Consulate in Jeddah prior to the beginning of the Hajj pilgrimage season in Saudi Arabia in June.

Iran says Tehran and Riyadh to exchange envoys soon

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani confirmed that a Saudi delegation is visiting the Islamic Republic to follow up on the issue of reopening its diplomatic missions in Tehran and the city of Mashhad. He also added that Iran will send a delegation to Saudi Arabia soon in order to pave the way for reopening Tehran’s embassy and consulate in the Arab country.

Iranian daily calls on govt. to stick to policy that led to negotiations with Saudi Arabia

If Iranian government officials take the same path in international arena they trod during the negotiations with Saudi Arabia, it will have numerous benefits for Iran and the region, Tehran-based Jomhouri Eslami daily wrote in an article.

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