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Iran confirms talks with Saudi Arabia, promises best efforts

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh. (Anadolu) May 10, 2021 Iran confirmed publicly for the first time on Monday that it is in talks with Saudi Arabia, saying it would do what it could to resolve issues between them. “De-escalation of tensions between the two Muslim countries in the [Arabian] Gulf region is [...]

By |May 10th, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi official confirms talks with Iran, says premature to assess outcome

Iran and Saudi Arabia flags. (Supplied) May 7, 2021 A Saudi foreign ministry official said on Friday that talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran aim to reduce regional tensions but that it was too early to judge the outcome and Riyadh wanted to see “verifiable deeds.” The comments by Ambassador Rayed Krimly, head [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Iran welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince statements, says mark ‘change in tone’

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. (AFP) April 30, 2021 Iran welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent statements, describing them as marking a “change in tone,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Thursday. “With constructive views and dialogue-based approach, Iran and Saudi Arabia, as two important countries in [...]

By |April 30th, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Pakistani PM welcomes Saudi ‘initiative’ for peace with Iran

King Salman receives Imran Khan in Riyadh during the Pakistani prime minister's visit to Saudi Arabia last year. (SPA) April 29, 2021 Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday welcomed a Saudi “initiative” for peace with Iran, saying it would strengthen the Muslim world. While reiterating that Riyadh had a problem with Iran’s [...]

By |April 29th, 2021|Pakistan, Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia calls for Iran to engage in talks, avoid escalation

Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud chairs the cabinet session. (SPA) April 21, 2021 Saudi Arabia renewed its call for Iran to engage in ongoing negotiations in Vienna, avoid escalation and not expose the region to more tension. This came following a council of ministers meeting, chaired by King Salman on [...]

By |April 21st, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi senior source denies FT report of holding secret talks with Iran

Senior Saudi official has denied direct talks with Iran. (Reuters) April 19, 2021 A senior Saudi official has denied direct talks have been held with Iran, four years after the two countries cut off diplomatic ties, contradicting a Financial Times report claiming discussions were ongoing between the two major regional players. The Financial [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Saudi Arabia: Iran’s move to increase uranium enrichment cannot be part of peaceful program

Saudi Arabian Riyadh city view. (Shutterstock) April 14, 2021 The Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that it was monitoring with concern the developments related to Iran’s nuclear program and its announcement that it will increase uranium enrichment to 60 percent. Such a move cannot be part of a peaceful program, it remarked. [...]

By |April 14th, 2021|Saudi Arabia|

Iran-backed Houthis continue to reject peace efforts, attack Saudi Arabia

A Houthi supporter holds up his rifle during a rally in the Yemeni capital Sana'a. (Reuters) March 26, 2021 The Iran-backed Houthi militia’s attack on a petroleum distribution terminal in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan confirm the group’s rejection of all peace efforts put forth by the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) cited the Ministry of [...]

By |March 26th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|

U.S. condemns attacks against Saudi territory from ‘Iranian-aligned’ groups

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is seen as he faces reporters in Washington, U.S., Jan 27, 2021. (REUTERS) March 22, 2021 The U.S. State Department says Secretary of State Antony Blinken has “strongly condemned” recent attacks against Saudi territory from “Iranian-aligned groups” in the region, and discussed cooperation to end the war [...]

By |March 22nd, 2021|North America, Saudi Arabia, USA, Yemen|

Missiles, drones targeting Saudi Arabia were all Iranian made or supplied: Saudi official

The Iran-backed Houthis continue to launch bomb-laden drones and ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia on an almost daily basis. (REUTERS) March 20, 2021 Attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent weeks had links to Iran as they were carried out using Iranian-made or Iranian-supplied weapons, a senior Saudi official said Friday. “All of the missiles and drones [...]

By |March 20th, 2021|Saudi Arabia, Yemen|