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Iran proposes locations to Saudi Arabia for ministerial talks


Iranian International Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian attends a information convention in Tehran, Iran, on March 19, 2023. —Reuters
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DUBAI: The Iranian authorities has proposed to Saudi Arabia three areas for a gathering on the overseas minister degree, Iran’s overseas minister stated on Sunday, citing the newest messages with Riyadh for the reason that nations agreed to re-establish ties.

Iranian International Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian advised a information convention in Tehran his nation had agreed to such a gathering, though he didn’t record the three areas or say when such a gathering may happen.

Individually, an aide to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz had invited Raisi to go to Riyadh in a letter welcoming the deal agreed on March 10 to revive ties inside two months, after years of hostility.

Raisi “welcomed the invitation,” Mohammad Jamshidi, a political deputy on the president’s workplace, stated on Twitter with out mentioning a timeframe.

The Saudi authorities’s communications workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. Saudi state media has not reported on the letter.

The deal between the area’s Sunni Muslim and Shi’ite powers, brokered by China, was introduced after 4 days of beforehand undisclosed talks in Beijing between high safety officers from the 2 rival Center Japanese powers.

Amirabdollahian additionally stated Tehran was prepared for the mutual reopening of embassies.

Saudi Arabia minimize ties with Iran in 2016 after its embassy in Tehran was stormed throughout a dispute between the 2 nations over Riyadh’s execution of a Shi’ite Muslim cleric.

Amirabdollahian stated Iran additionally hoped steps could be made to normalise its ties with Bahrain, a detailed Saudi ally that adopted Riyadh in severing diplomatic ties with Iran in 2016.

Bahrain, a Sunni Muslim-ruled monarchy with a majority Shi’ite inhabitants, has repeatedly accused Iran of fomenting unrest within the island state, which Tehran denies.

“An settlement was reached two months in the past for Iranian and Bahraini technical delegations to go to the embassies of the 2 nations. We hope that some obstacles between Iran and Bahrain will likely be eliminated and we’ll take fundamental steps to reopen the embassies,” Amirabdollahian stated.

Bahrain’s authorities communications workplace didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.

Bahrain, along with different Gulf Arab states, welcomed the settlement between Riyadh and Tehran to revive relations.

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