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Iran speaks of "serious progress" in dialogue with Saudi rival

2021-09-23T21:08:25.037Z

Talks in recent months between Iran and Saudi Arabia, rival heavyweights in the Middle East, have resulted in "serious progress" on the ...



Talks in recent months between Iran and Saudi Arabia, rival heavyweights in the Middle East, have resulted in "

serious progress

" on the Gulf security dossier, an Iranian official said on Thursday (September 23rd). official agency Irna.

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Broken diplomatic relations

The Shiite Islamic Republic of Iran and the Sunni kingdom of Saudi Arabia, whose diplomatic relations have been severed since January 2016, have accused each other for decades of destabilizing the Middle East. "

Serious progress has been made on security in the Gulf,

" said Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry, speaking to reporters in New York on the sidelines of General Assembly meetings. of ONU. He described

these discussions as

"

good

" and called for the region's problems to be resolved by the countries concerned, without foreign interference.

The two countries are opposed on most regional issues, including the war in Yemen, and Riyadh is worried about Iran's nuclear program which, despite its denials, is suspected of seeking to acquire atomic weapons.

The Saudi kingdom is also an ally of the United States, Iran's enemy country.

Iran is a neighboring country.

We hope that our talks will lead to tangible results that would build confidence

”and relaunch

bilateral“

cooperation

”, Saudi King Salman said in his videoconference address to the General Assembly on Wednesday.

Source: lefigaro

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