October 12, 2019
The Pakistani foreign ministry on Friday has denied media reports that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has sought a dialogue between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
“There are reports in certain foreign media that the Saudi authorities and some even stated that the Crown Prince had conveyed a letter or a message to the Prime Minister of Pakistan to be further delivered to the Iranian leadership for dialogue between Iran and KSA,” the ministry said in its statement.
“These reports are without any basis as no such letter or message was conveyed, nor has Saudi Arabia asked Pakistan to play any mediatory role with Iran.”
The ministry likewise reiterated that possible talks between the two countries would be through the initiative of the Pakistani leadership.
“It may be noted that the initiative for possibility of dialogue between KSA and Iran, the two brotherly countries of Pakistan, is an effort by the Prime Minister of Pakistan for ensuring peace in the region,” the statement said.