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Iran says negotiations with Saudi Arabia depend on the “seriousness” of the kingdom-Doha News

The two countries have held four talks in recent months.

Iran said it depends on Saudi Arabia’s “seriousness” to engage in new negotiations with Saudi Arabia over ongoing tensions.

At a weekly press conference in Tehran on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh called on Riyadh to “take a diplomatic and political approach and respect the principles of non-interference in other countries.”

“Call Riyadh [to take on] Political and diplomatic solutions not only avoid interfering with the problems of other countries, but also believe that comprehensive regional arrangements will be achieved through mutual respect and understanding of the facts by the countries of the region. ” Said Khatibzadeh. Reuters..

Khatibzadeh added that no new progress has been made in negotiations with Saudi Arabia and Tehran is still awaiting a response from Riyadh.

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Correspondence to Report In a Sunday meeting in Islamabad between Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdrahian and his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Salman al-Saud, Katib Zade described it as “unofficial.”

The kingdom broke relations with the Islamic Republic in 2016 after Iranian protesters attacked Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic site after Riyadh executed the popular Islamic scholar Sheikh. Nimuru Arnimur.

Tensions worsened after the election of former US President Donald Trump, who openly supported Saudi Arabia’s leadership in a confrontation with Iran.

During the latest GCC crisis of 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have begun illegal land, air and sea blockades in Qatar over claims to support terrorism. Doha violently denied those claims.

The quartet argued that the move was due to Qatar’s relations with Iran and Turkey.

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However, after signing the Alura Declaration earlier this year, Qatar offered mediation between Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran when the GCC crisis was resolved.

Since then, Saudi Arabia and Iran have had several talks in recent months, with positive statements from both sides.

In October, Riyadh’s foreign minister said the meeting with Iran was “heartfelt” but has yet to reach substantive results. “

Comments from Saudi Arabian officials came after the fourth round of talks between Riad and Tehran on September 21, just weeks after the inauguration of Iran’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi.

Previous AFP report The two countries have stated that they have reached an agreement to reopen their consulates “in principle”, but have not renewed since then.

More recently, Iran’s Chief of Staff, Major Mohammad Bagheri, said some “misunderstandings” between Iran and its regional rivals, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, were resolved after talks with officials. rice field.

“On regional issues, a meeting with UAE officials and Saudi Arabian officials resolved some misunderstandings. We also have good relations with Qatar and Kuwait,” Bagheri said. last week..


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