Tehran’s delegation reached the capital Riyadh to pave the way for the reopening of the Iranian embassy in Saudi Arabia.
According to Iranian state media, the Iranian delegation will take necessary steps to facilitate the reopening of the Iranian consulate and mission to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah in addition to the embassy in Riyadh.
According to the officials of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an effort will be made to reopen and activate the representative offices of our country in Saudi Arabia before Hajj this year. Hajj 2023 will start from June 26. The Saudi delegation was in Tehran on Saturday to discuss the reopening of Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran. He will leave for Mashhad on Thursday to review the reopening of the Saudi consulate there.
It should be noted that last month, Saudi Arabia and Iran announced an agreement brokered by China to restore bilateral diplomatic relations. Under this agreement, both countries will reopen their embassies and missions within the month. It has also pledged to implement the security and economic cooperation agreements signed 20 years ago.
It should be noted that Saudi Arabia severed relations with Iran in 2016 after Iranian government supporters attacked its embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdullahyan met in Beijing on April 6. This was the first such meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries in seven years.
On the other hand, US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan discussed the ongoing developments in Yemen and Iran’s nuclear program with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
A statement issued from Washington said that Jack Sullivan and the Saudi Crown Prince discussed progress in de-escalation of tensions in the region.
In the telephone conversation between the two leaders, they also discussed other threats including Iran.