Saudi Arabia, Iran agree to resume diplomatic relations

Under China-brokered deal, countries plan to reopen embassies within two months

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AMMAN — Saudi Arabia and Iran agreed on Friday to re-establish diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies within two months, after years of tensions between the two countries, Arab News reported.اضافة اعلان

In response the efforts of China President Xi Jinping and “China’s support for developing good neighborly relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran”, the three countries announced the resumption of diplomatic relations between Saudia Arabia and Iran, according to a statement carried by Saudi state news agency SPA.

“That includes an agreement to… re-open their embassies and missions within a period not exceeding two months," the statement read. "The agreement includes their affirmation of the respect for the sovereignty of states and the non-interference in internal affairs of states.”

The two countries also agreed to organize a meeting between their foreign ministers to implement the agreement, arrange for the return of ambassadors, and discuss enhancing bilateral relations.

The Saudi and Iranian officials expressed their appreciation to Iraq and Oman for hosting dialogues between the two sides over the past two years, the statement said.

They also expressed appreciation to the Chinese leadership and government for hosting and sponsoring the talks, it added.

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