Saudi Arabia sends a message to Iran about engaging in negotiations and the Houthi role in escalation


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Saudi Cabinet renewed its call for Iran to engage in the ongoing negotiations and avoid escalation, at the council’s weekly session on Tuesday.

The council said that it renews Iran’s call to “engage in the ongoing negotiations, avoid escalation and not expose the region to more tension, and the need for the international community to reach an agreement with stronger and longer determinants with the implementation of monitoring and control measures to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons and from developing the necessary capabilities for that.”

In its meeting, the Saudi government added that it condemned the “attempts of the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects in the Kingdom in a systematic and deliberate manner using unmanned aircraft (booby traps) and ballistic missiles, which the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces were able to intercept and destroy,” according to the news agency. Saudi official.

Iran and Saudi Arabia held low-level direct talks in Iraq on April 9, according to two Iraqi government sources with direct knowledge of the event.

Although the talks took place at a low level, they are important, especially after Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran in 2016.


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