Rabii: "Good" Talks with Saudi Arabia
Iranian Government Spokesperson Ali Rabii says that the talks stem from "Iran's view that prioritizes neighboring countries in its foreign policy."
Iranian Government Spokesperson Ali Rabii deemed Iranian-Saudi talks "good" saying they have "made good progress and will continue seriously."
Rabii added that the "negotiations began from Tehran's view that neighboring countries should be prioritized in its foreign policy," pointing to the "importance of dialogue between countries of the Islamic World to resolve current disputes."
Rabii also said that "talks with Riyadh have so far discussed relations between the two countries born of brotherhood, friendship and good intent."
He added that "there are disputes and complexities that may take time to resolve, but both parties will continue the talks seriously to guarantee the interests of both peoples, and to strengthen regional security."
Rabii stressed that "Iran, unlike the United States, will abide by its international commitments, the same ones the current Iranian government has abided by," noting that "Iran sees the government as a legal system in harmony with other systems in the country."
As for the Iranian nuclear deal, Rabii said the "decision to revive the nuclear deal is done with the highest standards, and the next government will, of course, abide by international decisions."
Rabii went on to say that: "If Iran should reach an agreement to revive the nuclear deal before the end of the Rouhani administration, then Raisi's administration will abide by it," clarifying that "the talks are at their end with regards to technical matters."
Iraq had hosted several rounds of talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and Iraqi President Barham Saleh announced at the time that the talks were ongoing and important.
In May, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh announced his country's readiness to "hold talks with Saudi Arabia at any level."