Iran and Saudi Arabia to re-establish diplomatic ties, lawmakers say – Action News Now

Diplomatic ties between the two Middle Eastern powers were severed after the Saudi embassy in Tehran was attacked in 2016

Iran and Saudi Arabia are preparing to reopen their respective embassies in Tehran and Riyadh and will re-establish full diplomatic relations, an Iranian lawmaker said.

The relationship between the two regional powers is “resurrected“The embassy is”ready to open,Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi, a member of Iran’s parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, tweeted on Saturday.

This has important implications for easing regional tensions and enhancing the cohesion of the Muslim world,” he added.

He concluded by calling on media and security agencies around the world to beware”The Fall of the Zionists” and”The stupidity of extremists.

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Iran in 2016 after the country’s mission in Iran was attacked following the execution of Saudi Arabia’s prominent Shiite cleric, Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.

Tensions between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia have worsened during the war in Yemen, with Riyadh intervening on the side of President Abd Raab Mansour Hadi’s forces.

Despite the current tensions, Riyadh and Tehran launched direct talks last year, albeit without tangible results. However, Iran’s foreign ministry announced on January 10 that a new round of talks will be held in Iraq later this year.

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