Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan has said that Riyadh is prepared to extend hands to Tehran and welcomes restoring friendly and brotherly relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran PressMiddle East: Speaking at a joint press conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in the Jordanian capital Amman, the Saudi minister said, "We affirmed that our hands as Arabs are extended to Iran if they respond to Arab concerns regarding regional security and stability."

The remarks of bin Farhan came as the Islamic Republic of Iran has for many years offered clear proposals to the Arab countries regarding collective interaction and cooperation for the security of the region.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister had already announced that his country is reaching out to the new Iranian government under President Raeisi and hope to see a positive response from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Nearly six years have passed since the severance of diplomatic relations between Tehran and Riyadh and the two countries have been holding high-profile talks hosted by Baghdad for several months with the aim of improving relations.

Four rounds of talks have been held in Baghdad since the beginning of this year and official and unofficial news shows that the talks have so far been “positive”.