Saudi Arabia: Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Ties With Iran Does Not Imply That All Issues Have Been
Saudi Arabia: Re-Establishment of Diplomatic Ties With Iran Does Not Imply That All Issues Have Been Resolved.
London, Tuesday, 14 March 2023
The agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran to re-establish diplomatic ties "does not imply that all issues have been resolved," Saudi Arabia said on Sunday.
According to Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, the agreement shows that both countries share the wish to settle disputes through negotiation and diplomacy.
The minister stated that future reciprocal trips are possible and that Saudi Arabia is getting ready to resume relations with Iran in two months.
Bin Farhan stated that Saudi Arabia shares interests with both Beijing and Tehran in fostering a climate of security and stability in the area when referring to the role that China played in the agreement.
After an angry mob assaulted the Saudi embassy in Tehran in January 2016 in response to the execution of prominent Saudi Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the two Persian Gulf neighbours severed ties.
Since April 2021, the two nations have been involved in protracted negotiations to mend relations. The negotiations were mediated by Iraq.
Following several days of negotiations facilitated by the Chinese government, Iran and Saudi Arabia decided Friday to resume their bilateral ties.
(Research and edit by: The Decision Maker – International Relations editors)