Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has reiterated that Riyadh is ready to resume relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran PressMiddle East: In an interview with Al Sharq al Awsat newspaper on Sunday, Faisal Bin Farhan said, "The basic rule in international relations is having diplomatic ties with countries, and this rule is further strengthened in case of the two neighboring countries as vast as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic of Iran, with religious, cultural and civilizational commonalities, each of which is of great importance."

He added that the agreement reached with Iran with the mediating of the People's Republic of China following two years of negotiations in Iraq and Oman for the purpose is the result of Saudi Arabia's comprehension of its role and responsibility to improve regional security and stability, and decrease tensions.

The Saudi top diplomat added that reaching this agreement will lead to full political relations, and shows both countries' will to resolve differences by resorting to peaceful dialogue and diplomacy.


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