BAGHDAD: Representatives from Iran as well as Saudi Arabia have held a new round of talks in Baghdad, 2 Iraqi authorities stated on Monday, in the first such meeting in between the local enemies since Head of state Raisi was sworn in Tehran.
The conference held last week discussed pending issues between the two countries according to a formerly settled on roadmap, consisting of polite representation between the two nations, according to one Iraqi official. The authorities claimed the meeting was not on a ministerial degree, however explained the talks as positive.
Iraq has actually recently played the function of moderator in between both regional foes whose rivalry has typically played out to fatal effects in Iraq as well as elsewhere in the area.
Several rounds of discussions have been held in Baghdad given that the first direct talks between Riyadh as well as Tehran happened in early April. Saudi Arabia has actually looked for talks with Iran as the kingdom attempts to finish its years-long battle in Yemen against Iran-backed Houthi rebels, having actually lost an unyielding supporter in Head of state Joe Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump. Iran, on the other hand, appears to have actually computed that a progressive detente with Saudi Arabia, a long time US ally, will operate in its favor during restored nuclear talks with Washington and also world powers.
Last month, Baghdad hosted a regional conference that united Arab heads of state and also elderly authorities including the foreign ministers of Iran as well as Saudi Arabia.