Regional States Embrace Iran-Saudi Reconciliation

Regional States Embrace Iran-Saudi Reconciliation

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Arab governments neighboring Iran have eagerly welcomed the rapprochement between Iran and Saudi Arabia as the two regional heavyweights reached an agreement on Friday to resume diplomatic ties after seven years.

Following days of intensive talks in Beijing, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed on Friday to resume their diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies and diplomatic missions within the next two months.

In separate telephone conversations with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Friday evening, the foreign ministers of Oman, Qatar, and Iraq offered their congratulations on the thaw in the relations between Tehran and Riyadh.

In a post on his Twitter account on Friday, the top Iranian diplomat said, “The return to normal of relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia will provide great capacities for the two countries, the region, and the Islamic world.”

Amirabdollahian also underlined that the administration of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi focuses on good neighborliness as a key point in its foreign policy and sticks to the right path vigorously.

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