After the historic agreement, the Saudi delegation reached Iran

After the historic agreement, the Saudi delegation reached Iran


 Officials of Saudi Arabia have arrived in Tehran to discuss the reopening of embassies and consulates. The visit of the Saudi delegation is taking place two days after the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia in Beijing.

 According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan described the visit as part of the “implementation of the tripartite agreement” to restore diplomatic relations severed since 2016. On March 10, a settlement was reached between the two regional powers, mediated by China. Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia were severed for the past seven years.


 The delegation will discuss the reopening of the Saudi embassy in Tehran as well as the opening of the Saudi consulate in Mashhad. According to the Saudi News Agency, a “Saudi technical delegation” also met Iran’s Chief of Protocol at the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Mehdi Handoost, in Tehran on Saturday.


 Under last month’s agreement, the two countries will reopen their embassies and missions within two months, while security and economic cooperation agreements signed 20 years ago will also be implemented.



 Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi has also been invited by Saudi King Salman to visit Riyadh. This visit may be after Ramadan.


 Saudi, Omani delegations in Yemen for talks with Houthi leader

 On the other hand, today the Saudi and Omani delegations have reached the Yemeni capital Sana’a to discuss with the head of the Houthi Supreme Political Council of Yemen. According to the Saba news agency of the Houthi rebels, the delegations and Mahdi al-Mashat will discuss the end of the siege, the end of aggression and the restoration of the rights of the Yemeni people.


 Yemen has been fighting for a long time between Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed government, resulting in a humanitarian crisis in the country. Before this meeting, more than a dozen Houthi prisoners of war have been released today by Saudi Arabia.


 According to analysts, the Chinese-brokered agreement could improve the situation in the entire Middle East and the ongoing peace efforts in Yemen are also part of the same plan. If the situation remains positive, the conditions of other countries will also improve. Iran and Saudi Arabia are vying for influence in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. Saudi Arabia and Iran support each other’s rival factions in these countries

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