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Saudi and Iranian officials hold talks to patch up relations

Saudi and Iranian officials held talks to patch up relations - FT

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European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi wait for the start of a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria April 17, 2021.   EU Delegation in Vienna/Handout via REUTERS

The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi wait for the start of a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria April 17, 2021.   EU Delegation in Vienna/Handout via REUTERS

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The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, March 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have held direct talks in a bid to repair their relations, four years after they cut off diplomatic ties, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing officials briefed on the discussions.
The first round of Saudi-Iranian talks took place in Baghdad on April 9, and included discussions about attacks on Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group, the FT report added, citing one of the officials.
The talks were positive, the official told the FT.
The FT also said that a senior Saudi official denied there had been any talks with Iran. Lebanon's pro-Iran Al Mayadeen television channel and Unews news agency on Sunday both cited an Iranian source denying talks with Saudi Arabia.

Saudi authorities did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment and Iranian officials were not immediately available.
The report comes as Washington and Tehran try to revive a 2015 nuclear accord to which Riyadh had been opposed and as the United States presses for an end to the Yemen conflict, seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Riyadh has called for a nuclear deal with stronger parameters and said Gulf Arab states should join any negotiations on the accord to ensure that this time it addresses Iran's missiles programme and its support for regional proxies.
Saudi Arabia and its allies supported former U.S. President Donald Trump's decision in 2018 to quit the world powers' nuclear agreement and reimpose sanctions on Tehran, which responded by breaching several restrictions on its nuclear activities.

A Saudi foreign ministry official told Reuters last week that confidence-building measures could pave the way for expanded talks with Gulf Arab participation. read more

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Arian

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It was reported by Financial Times first and it was rejected by Al-Mayadeen later.
 

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Good news. If Iran wants to stop the neocon Zionist agenda, it should make peace with KSA and GCC. Inciting sectarian rifts in the region is how the Zionist neocon's planned on weakening both the Arabs and Iranians. Divide and conquer
 

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Any one who walk away from a peace offering from a Muslim is not among the Muslim, whoever backs from peace deal will answer to Allah, whether the Saudi' Mullah or Irani Ayatuallah, everyone knows both are deeply involved in supporting , army proxies against each other based on Sectarian difference, and both of them forget that Allah has promised worse punishment for those who do sectarianism in Islam, these country leaders have forget that sooner or Later they all will die and face the judgement of Almighty, fear his Wrath and anger, still time to resolve the issues and stop this senseless killing, wars etc .
 

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