Iran’s Raisi ‘welcomes’ invitation to go to Saudi Arabia following reconciliation deal

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has “welcomed” an invite from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to go to the dominion following the reconciliation deal between the 2 nations, an Iranian official stated Sunday.

“In a letter to President Raisi… the King of Saudi Arabia welcomed the deal between the 2 brotherly nations, (and) invited him to Riyadh,” tweeted Mohammad Jamshidi, the Iranian president’s deputy chief of employees for political affairs, including that “Raisi welcomed the invitation”.

The 2 regional heavyweights introduced on March 10 a Chinese language-brokered deal to revive ties almost seven years after they had been severed.

Riyadh reduce relations after Iranian protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions in 2016 following the Saudi execution of revered Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr — only one in a collection of flashpoints between the 2 longstanding regional rivals.

The deal is predicted to see Shiite-majority Iran and primarily Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia reopen their embassies and missions inside two months and implement safety and financial cooperation offers signed greater than 20 years in the past.

Iranian International Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian advised reporters Sunday that the 2 nations had agreed to carry a gathering between their prime diplomats.

He added that three areas for the talks had been recommended, with out specifying which.

A number of Gulf nations adopted in Riyadh’s footsteps in 2016 and reduce off ties with Tehran, although the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have lately restored ties.