Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations

‘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.

Iran, Saudi Arabia to take talks to ‘public, political’ level: FM

Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says both Iran and Saudi Arabia have voiced readiness to take their Iraq-mediated negotiations from the “security” level to “a public, political phase,” as two Middle Eastern powers push to mend their troubled ties.

Spokesman: New round of Iran-Saudi talks to be held soon

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani says a new round of fence-mending talks between the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia will be held in the near future.

Iraq says to keep pushing for Iran-Saudi rapprochement

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, whose country has hosted several rounds of talks between Iran and Saudi Araba, has said Bagdad will push for a rapprochement between Tehran and Riyadh in line with efforts to ease regional tensions.

Analyst: Potential Arab-Israeli ‘NATO’ won’t affect Iran-Saudi diplomacy

An Iranian political commentator says the potential formation of an Arab-Israeli military alliance in the region will not negatively impact the negotiations on fixing troubled ties between Riyadh and Tehran, explaining that the two issues pursue different agendas.

Report: Iran, Saudi FMs may ‘visit Baghdad to announce restoration of ties’

An Iraqi paper claims that foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia may travel to Baghdad and announce a resumption of bilateral relations with the completion of a diplomatic process underway on a détente between the two sides.

Former FM: Iran ready for talks with Saudi Arabia

The director of Iran’s Strategic Council of Foreign Relations says the Islamic Republic is fully ready for talks with the Saudi government over all bilateral and regional issues.

Iranian MP: Saudis must show good will in action

An Iranian MP has reacted to Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian’s support for the notion of reopening embassies in Tehran and Riyadh, saying the Islamic Republic never fears negotiations if its national interests are on the line.

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.

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