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Iran ready for conditional talks with Saudi Arabia

February 8, 2017 at 3:11 pm

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif announced that his country is ready for talking with Saudi Arabia to solve the crises between the two countries on condition that Riyadh changes its position towards the crises in Syria and Yemen, reported yesterday.

Speaking to an Iranian newspaper, Zarif said Iran’s policies are based on “good relations with all”, stressing that Tehran does not have a “desire to destabilise the region”.

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He noted that the whole region recognises that “we are in need of joint cooperation” based on the common history, geography and the other common characteristics among “our nations”.

Zarif called on Saudi Arabia to review its position towards Syria, stressing that the Saudi rulers adopt the policy of “igniting wars” and this is what “put their internal security at stake”. He stressed that threatening any state’s security is a “threat to all states in the region”.

The minister continued: “When [the Saudis] are persuaded that the war does not have more than losses for them, it is possible to have new relations.”