Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian welcomed the continuation of the dialogue between his country and Saudi Arabia, given the importance of the two countries’ role in the region.
Abdullahian said, during a press conference held in Beirut today, Friday, at the conclusion of his visit to Lebanon, that “the dialogue between Iran and Saudi Arabia is constructive and moving in the right direction, and is in the interest of both countries and the region in general.”
Abdollahian revealed that certain agreements had been reached with Riyadh on specific issues, which he did not disclose.
He stressed the need to continue this dialogue.
He pointed out that Iran and Saudi Arabia are two important countries that play a very important role in consolidating the security of the Middle East, expressing Tehran’s conviction that the equation of dialogue and openness would secure a bright future for the region.
He pointed out that Saudi Arabia, not Iran, initiated the severing of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
On Thursday, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his readiness to provide support and assistance in any form – if requested – to the negotiations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran.
This statement was announced at a press conference at the permanent headquarters of the United Nations in New York, held by the spokesman for the Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric.
“Discussions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are of paramount importance and, frankly, are a very sensitive issue for stability in the region,” Dujarric told reporters in New York.
In his statement, he affirmed that the negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran are very welcome, expressing their readiness to provide assistance in any form, if requested to do so.