THE FIGARO. - After years of falling out, you have reconnected with Riyadh. Is it a tactical thaw to loosen the noose on Iran or a strategic shift?
HOSSEIN AMIR ABDOLLAHIAN. - In the foreign policy of the current government, relations with our neighbours are a priority. That is why we conducted security negotiations for several months in Baghdad and Oman, and finally during the Chinese president's visit to Saudi Arabia, a strong idea was put on the table. The result was Chinese mediation, which made it possible to take the decisive step between Tehran and Riyadh. We do not see this rapprochement as a tactical agreement.
Has Iran received any Saudi commitments that the kingdom would invest in you?
We discussed this economic aspect in my recent meeting with my Saudi counterpart. On both sides, we agree to develop our economic and trade relations in the coming months and years...
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