Monday, August 15, 2022

Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations

MP: Iran ready to mediate between Saudi Arabia, Yemen

The spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security Commission says Tehran is ready to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini added that Iran’s mediation is contingent upon a request by Riyadh and Sana’a.

Report: Several Saudi rights activists nabbed in 2021

A human rights organization has reported a dozen prominent women’s rights activists have been arbitrarily arrested by the Saudi forces throughout this year.

Iran FM: We are ready for next round of talks with Saudis

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said Iran is ready for the next round of negotiations with Saudi Arabia in Baghdad.

Iran blames Saudi foot-dragging for envoy death

Some executive bodies in Riyadh are to blame for a delay in allowing Iran’s late ambassador to Yemen, who was suffering from coronavirus infection, to exit the Saudi-besieged country, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says. He added Tehran will lodge a formal protest over the procrastination in accordance with international law.

Saudi Arabia says it welcomes further talks with Iran

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan says the kingdom welcomes further negotiations with Iran.

Saudi, Iranian experts conclude “security dialogue” in Amman

Iranian and Saudi experts have recently concluded a "security dialogue" session hosted by the Arab Institute for Security Studies in Amman, according to a statement issued Monday by the institute. An Iranian official says the meeting was not official.

Saudi Arabia and India to reopen embassies in Kabul

The Taliban officials say Saudi Arabia and India will reopen their embassies in Kabul soon. Riyadh has already sent a diplomatic delegation to Afghanistan.

FM: Iran and Saudi Arabia can reopen consulates

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan says Iran and Saudi Arabia can reopen their consulates but no decision has been made in this regard yet.

Iranian MP: Negative signs coming from Saudi Arabia

A high-ranking Iranian lawmaker says the situation is not ripe to hold official normalization talks with Saudi Arabia.

‘Preliminary agreements reached between Iran and Saudi Arabia’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh has announced Tehran and Riyadh have reached preliminary agreements on some issues after four rounds of negotiations. He added the two countries have yet to wait for finalizing the talks.

Saudi FM says not much progress in talks with Iran

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al-Saud has described negotiations with Iran as friendly, but confirmed not much progress has been made. Tehran and Riyadh have held four rounds of dialogue so far in order to ease tensions on several issues.

Expert: Yemen, Iran nuclear program, keys to Tehran-Riyadh ties

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.

Iran resumes exports to Saudi Arabia

Iranian Customs Organization spokesman has announced the resumption of trade ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Saudi FM says Riyadh-Tehran talks ‘cordial’

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.

Iranian-Saudi Talks Following Positive Trend: Analyst

A political commentator says negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia will hopefully follow a positive trend, though differences between the two countries remain.

Diplomats say Iran, Saudi Arabia on verge of normalizing ties

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 FM: Agreements reached with Saudi Arabia on some issues

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.

UN chief welcomes Saudi-Iran 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 says talks with Iran at ‘exploratory phase’

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”.

Tehran, Riyadh Making Headway in Talks, But Challenges Remain: Iraq President

The Iraqi president says good progress has been made with negotiations between Iran Saudi Arabia, but that some challenges still remain.

Officials: Fourth round of Iran-Saudi talks held in Iraq

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.

Iran: Serious signs of thaw between Iran and Saudi Arabia

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the recent talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been useful and that there are serious signs of a thaw between the two countries.

Iran denounces Saudi Arabia’s nuclear accusations

Iran has blasted Saudi Arabia over its energy minister’s allegations against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

Pakistan PM warns of any conflict between Iran-Saudi Arabia

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned about the consequences of a confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

India to host Iranian, Saudi FMs

New Delhi is preparing for visits by the Iranian and Saudi foreign ministers, Indian officials confirmed, as part of a series of engagements aimed at discussions on Afghanistan with partner countries as well as Tehran-Riyadh ties.

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