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Iran welcomes Saudi Arabia's invitation to visit Riyadh

Tehran has welcomed the invitation extended by the Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal to his Iranian counterpart to visit Riyadh for bilateral talks.

State news agency IRNA reported Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian as saying that: "We have not received the written invitation yet, but visits of the countries' foreign ministers are on the agenda of Iran."

Lehyan added that: "We welcome negotiation and visits (aimed at) helping to resolve the regional problems, to clear up misunderstandings as well as expanding bilateral ties."

Prince Al-Faisal announced on Tuesday that he is ready to engage in talks with Iran to resolve the outstanding problems between the two countries.

The Saudi minister said he aspires for Tehran to be part of the solution rather than part of the region's problems.

Saudi Arabia has repeatedly criticised Iran for interfering in the affairs of the Gulf States.

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