Riyadh ready to continue dialogue with Tehran

TEHRAN, Dec. 21 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that Saudi Arabia is ready to continue dialogue with Iran.

Amir-Abdollahian who traveled to the Jordanian capital of Amman on Tuesday at the head of a delegation to take part in a second edition of the Baghdad Conference met with his Saudi counterpart, Faisal bin Farhan.

The Saudi Foreign Minister voiced his country's readiness to continue talks with Iran, Amir-Abdollahian wrote in a tweet in Arabic. 

"I attended the Baghdad-2 conference in Jordan to reaffirm our support for Iraq, and on the sidelines of the meeting I also had the opportunity to meet with some of my counterparts, including the foreign ministers of Oman, Qatar, Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The Saudi minister assured me of his country's readiness to continue dialogue with Iran."

Earlier on Monday, Amir-Abdollahian on the sidelines of the third Tehran Dialogue Forum announced Iran’s readiness to return to the normal state of relations with Saudi Arabian and reopen embassies whenever the Saudi side is ready.

Iran and Saudi Arabia have so far held five rounds of negotiations in Baghdad to return relations to the previous level and reopen embassies after the Saudis unilaterally cut ties. 


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