Iran: Iraq informed us Saudi Arabia ready to start political dialogue
The Iranian Foreign Minister says Tehran informed Riyadh that is ready to continue a dialogue at the political level to restore diplomatic relations.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian announced Thursday that the UAE and Kuwait intend to send their ambassadors to Tehran in the near future.
It is noteworthy that on July 15, diplomatic advisor to the UAE President, Anwar Gargash, announced that Abu Dhabi is planning to send an envoy to Tehran and rebuild relations with Iran, stressing that "the UAE will not be part of an axis against Iran,"
He pointed out that "the idea of entering in confrontation with Iran is not an approach the UAE would undertake."
Riyadh expressed readiness to launch public dialogue
In an interview with the Iranian state television, Amir-Abdollahian pointed out that Iran held five rounds of talks with Saudi Arabia on the security level.
The top Iranian diplomat indicated that the Iraqi Foreign Minister informed Tehran last week that Riyadh expressed its readiness to launch a public dialogue at the political level.
Amir-Abdollahian noted that the Iranian side informed Riyadh that Tehran is ready to continue the dialogue at the political level to restore diplomatic relations between the two countries.
"Comprehensive, good and serious"
The Foreign Minister had previously pointed out that Tehran supports the reopening of embassies between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
It is noteworthy that during a telephone conversation with Amir-Abdollahian on June 30, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein affirmed his country's readiness to provide the necessary grounds for resuming political talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh announced that Saudi Arabia and Iran had held the fifth round of talks, which was "comprehensive, good and serious", but it has not yet reached the stage of real political dialogue, suggesting the possibility of rapid progress if that is reached.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi had previously confirmed that the Iranian-Saudi talks, which took place in Baghdad, "reached advanced stages," noting that "Iraq played an important role in converging views between regional countries, by hosting the dialogue between Saudi Arabia and Iran."
Draft nuclear agreement
Regarding the Iranian nuclear deal, Amir-Abdollahian announced reaching a draft agreement that includes 96% of the issues related to the deal.
However, the Iranian Foreign Minister added that the draft agreement lacks guarantees for Iran's economic interests, stressing that Washington must make commitments that guarantee Tehran's full economic benefits from the agreement.
The top Iranian diplomat reiterated the Islamic Republic's seriousness about reaching a strong and sustainable nuclear agreement.