Saturday, 25 Sep 2021

Saudi Arabia May Send A Representative To Attend The Inauguration Ceremony Of The New President To Resume Bilateral Relations

Baghdad, The Iranian "Etemadonline" website quoted an informed source that Saudi Arabia is expected to send a representative to Iran to attend the inauguration ceremony of the country's new president, Ibrahim Raisi, to resume bilateral relations.

The source said, in an interview with the website: "Iran invited Saudi Arabia to participate in the ceremony, and it seems that the Saudis agreed to that."

The source added that there is a possibility to announce an improvement in relations between Tehran and Riyadh at any moment with the resumption of the work of the two embassies, considering that a symbolic step may be taken to activate bilateral relations during a major inauguration ceremony that is scheduled to take place in the first half of August.

The spokesman added that "there are talks currently taking place in the capitals of some Arab countries, and most of the differences are not about relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, but rather because of the situation in Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq."

The source added that the issue of resuming Iranian-Saudi relations may be on the agenda of the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, during his visit to Washington and his meeting with US President Joe Biden.

Iran and Saudi Arabia, the two largest rival powers in the Middle East, have previously confirmed that they are in talks to resolve the multiple bilateral differences between the two parties.

There have been no official diplomatic relations between Tehran and Riyadh since 2016, but in recent weeks, messages have been exchanged about their desire to settle differences.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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