Saudi Arabia greenlights return of Iranian diplomats

Saudi Arabia has accepted the return of Iranian diplomats to the kingdom amid rapprochement between the two sides after five years of diplomatic row.

Hossein Amirabdollahian, Iran’s top diplomat, Thursday indicated that the Gulf Arab country has agreed to grant visas to three of our diplomats who will start work at the Organization of Islamic Conference in Jeddah.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein, Amirabdollahian also indicated that the next round of Saudi-Iranian talks will take place soon in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran in 2016 after one of the kingdom’s diplomatic missions was stormed and torched after Saudi authorities executed a prominent Saudi Shia figure.

Iraq has already hosted four rounds of talks between the two sides for a rapprochement, hoping its mediation will stop neighbors settling scores on its territory.

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