The Iranian First Vice President, Ishaq Jahangiri, said of his country’s desire to reach an understanding with Saudi Arabia “urgently”, but called on the Kingdom to stop its “destructive” measures.
In a statement he made during a meeting, Jahangiri said, we want to urgently reach an understanding with Saudi Arabia, but it must stop its destructive measures in the region.
Jahangiri stressed that “Iran has a great and important role in resolving regional files, and this role must be respected.”
There is great tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran due to many sharp differences, especially the war in Yemen and the January 2, 2016 attacks on the Riyadh embassy in Tehran and the Saudi consulate in Mashhad, after the Kingdom’s authorities implemented the death sentence against 47 people in terrorism cases, including the prominent Shiite cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, and other incidents. Similar.
The Vice President also said that there have been no formal diplomatic relations between Tehran and Riyadh since 2016, but in recent weeks there has been an exchange of messages about their desire to settle differences.
Earlier, the Saudi Crown Prince, Prince Muhammad bin Salman, confirmed in an interview broadcast by the country’s official media on the evening of April 27th that the Kingdom aspires to establish a “good” relationship with Iran as a neighboring country and wants to be “prosperous,” but there Problems between the two parties, and Saudi Arabia is working with its partners to solve them.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement commenting on bin Salman’s statements that Iran welcomes the kingdom’s change of tone.