Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations
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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.
A human rights organization has reported a dozen prominent women’s rights activists have been arbitrarily arrested by the Saudi forces throughout this year.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has said Iran is ready for the next round of negotiations with Saudi Arabia in Baghdad.
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 Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan says the kingdom welcomes further negotiations with Iran.
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.
The Taliban officials say Saudi Arabia and India will reopen their embassies in Kabul soon. Riyadh has already sent a diplomatic delegation to Afghanistan.
A high-ranking Iranian lawmaker says the situation is not ripe to hold official normalization talks with 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 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.
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.
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.
A political commentator says negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia will hopefully follow a positive trend, though differences between the two countries remain.
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’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.
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 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”.
The Iraqi president says good progress has been made with negotiations between Iran Saudi Arabia, but that some challenges still remain.
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.
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.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned about the consequences of a confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia.