September 19, 2021
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Iran and Saudi Arabia expected to resume direct talks soon | Politics News

Two regional rivals began secret talks hosted by Baghdad in April and more discussions are planned soon in Iraq.

Tehran, Iran – Iran and Saudi Arabia appear to be ready to resume direct talks hosted by Iraq in the near future, Iranian state media reported.

Iran’s new Foreign Affairs Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, said during a late-night interview on state television on Monday that he had spoken with his Saudi counterpart, Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, at the regional summit hosted by Baghdad on Saturday.

“The Saudi counterpart said we’re waiting for the new government in Iran to be situated and we will resume our communications,” said Amirabdollahian.

The two regional rivals began secret talks hosted by Baghdad in April but the discussions were temporarily halted pending the formation of President Ebrahim Raisi’s administration.

Raisi’s cabinet gained a sweeping vote…

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