Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has welcomed an invitation from Saudi King Salman to visit Riyadh following a China-brokered normalization deal between the two countries.
Mohammad Jamshidi, the Iranian president’s deputy chief of staff for political affairs, wrote on Twitter that Salman wrote a letter to Raisi welcoming the normalization agreement and “invited him to make an official visit to Riyadh and called for the strengthening economic and regional cooperation.”
“The president welcomed this invitation and emphasized Iran’s readiness to enhance cooperation,” he said.
Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed to reopen embassies and establish full diplomatic relations for the first time since 2016 within two months of signing the agreement. Iranian and Saudi officials have signaled that they intend to take other steps to solidify ties, including Saudi investments in Iran.
The Iran-Saudi deal has the potential to significantly ease regional tensions. The UN envoy for Yemen has said there is renewed momentum toward ending the war in Yemen in the wake of the Iran-Saudi rapprochement. Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Houthis have been engaged in Omani-mediated peace talks.
According to some media reports, Iran agreed to stop arming the Houthis as part of the deal with Saudi Arabia, although Tehran has always denied accusations that they send weapons to the group. Iran is a political ally of the Houthis and likely provides some material support, but not nearly as much as the US has provided the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
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Geopolitical rivalry is stupid. People all around the planet share the same love for peace and stability. Let there be more peace deals and diplomacy and less blocs and war alliances.
Peace and trade with all, entangling alliances with none …
A top-level meeting between Iran and Saudi Arabia is a highly significant step. The minions in the US State Dept. will not be pleased; Shiites and Sunnis are supposed to be killing each other, not sharing dinner!
Damn those Chinese meddlers! If they keep this up, there’s gonna be peace and prosperity all over the place. And then who’s gonna buy our beautiful weapons? 😉
These Chinese meddlers as you call them are gaining possession of many small African farmers land-dispossessed without warning or recompense
You mean like Israel does to the Palestinians?
China has a huge land mass to develop;Israel has an extremely tiny one.China gobbled Tibet and lusts for Taiwan.China is not about peace and prosperity for anyone but its rulers.I support Israel-what ever had to be done in 1948 to create a refuge from Christian and Islamic kindness was necessary.I do not generally support land expropriation on the West Bank. Happy now?
“I support Israel-what ever had to be done in 1948 to create a refuge from Christian and Islamic kindness was necessary.’
Then you are an immoral racist and imperialist.
“invited him to make an official visit to Riyadh and called for the strengthening economic and regional cooperation.”
Remember when the Iranian general was going to do something similar, but the Don had him whacked? Mossad and the CIA are probably making plans as we speak.
“Whacked”, good word choice WRU, I like it.
Appropriate since “the Don” ordered it. Couldn’t get close enough to just break his knees.
that’s what i think too. iran prez would be a fool to step one foot out of iran.
here is the saudis getting ready
israelis also getting ready
and not to be outdone the redneck fury
I actually think the Saudis want peace with Iran. Not that they like each other, they just think it’s the lesser of evils type thing.
well it wasn’t the saudis who assassinated the iranian general
For a long time, the Gulf states feared Iran as the presumptive dominant regional power, especially after Iraq’s Sunni-dominated regime fell.
It may be that they think they’ve reached something resembling a balance point in that respect. Maybe not best buds, but with Syria and Lebanon having become basket cases, and Iraq not nearly so Iran-aligned as it seemed likely to get after Saddam fell, they can at least calm down some.
Right, Wash. wants to be the dominant regional power there also, as well as the rest of the world.
This will not happen unless US stops arming Saudis…!
Russia and China should arm and train the Houthis & establish bases in Iran to keep the US & Israel out.
Yes-like in 1984-War is Peace.The bad guys are really the good guys.Russia kidnapping Ukranian children,China raped and ate Tibet;now it wants Taiwan.
If the Mossad doesn’t do something to stop this, the CIA will. Can’t have any alliances Tel Aviv and Wash. doesn’t approve of.
Whoooo! The Mosaaaad!Whoo! They invented Syphilis.Whooo.
When Saudis figured out, all the Biden’s efforts to get close to them, and demand “normalization” with Israel, was have them to help, and partner with Israel to attack Iran, and ruin their country for Israel, they said no. China being in the middle of it, wasn’t the important piece. They were just facilitators. This is not the end of US strategic loss in Middle East. It is just starting.
Both are Muslim majority countries, the Quran requires we work together.
Like in the Iran Iraq war,like in Turkey crushing the Kurds
here the iranians are getting ready to leave to visit the house of saud
and finally, the christian ladies have been ready the entire time
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