Iran is confirming talks with Saudi Arabia and that its foreign minister will visit the United Arab Emirates soon.
Tunduma, Iran – Hourly table Iran’s foreign ministry has for the first time confirmed that talks have been held with rivals in Saudi Arabia to reduce tensions between the two countries and the region.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters on Monday that Iran has been receiving talks with its counterparts in the region and the policy has not changed.
“But let’s wait and see the results of these negotiations and judge based on the results,” he said.
This comes days after a senior official at the Saudi Foreign Ministry confirmed the talks, saying it was too early to discuss the matter.
No part of the deal has been released in detail, but reports say that in addition to bilateral relations, Tehran and Riyadh are talking about what happened in Yemen and Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal with international powers that Saudi Arabia has opposed.
The Saudi-led army has been battling Yemeni Houthis for the past six years, sparking serious international violence. The Houthis, who Saudi Arabia claims to be armed with Iran, have stepped up their attack on Saudi Arabia.
In the meantime, international talks in Vienna to restore Iran’s nuclear deal – which the United States abandoned in 2018 – are now in its fourth phase and delegates are working against the timing as the last three-month deadline between Iran and nuclear regulators all around the world. is approaching May 21 and the country is due to hold a Presidential election in June.
The possibility of reconciliation between Iran and Saudi Arabia comes as the US reduces its presence in the affected area and has terminated its support for the war in Yemen.
Last month, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said he wanted good relations with Shia Iran even though his Sunni Muslim regime was still experiencing problems with Tehran’s “evils”.
Tensions between Riyadh and Tehran have erupted in the region in recent years as they support rival factions in Lebanon and Syria. Iran backed Qatar while other Arab countries instituted a blockade that was only lifted in January.
What can happen in a relationship comes amidst many events in the region.
Iran is on the verge of improving relations with other Arab countries as reports suggest Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif may leave for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) soon.
Foreign Minister Khatibzadeh confirmed Monday that a visit to Zarif in the UAE “has been a success” and will happen when things get better.
Zarif last month toured four countries in the region, taking her to Qatar, Iraq, Kuwait, and Oman.