No information of Saudi FM contact with Iranian authorities: Zarif

IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he has no knowledge of any telephonic contact between the Saudi foreign minister and Iranian authorities.

He said this while talking to reporters at the conclusion of his Pakistan visit in Islamabad.

Replying to a question Zarif said, ‘I do not have any information about telephonic contact between Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and Iranian authorities, as far as I know there is no such contact’.

He further added that Saudi Arabia should review its policy in the region. He said no neighbor of Iran can achieve anything from tensions with the Islamic Republic. The foreign minister said Iran believes that its neighbors would change their anti-Iran policies.

According to Al-Khalij website Saudi Arabia has established some contacts with Iranian authorities to normalize bilateral ties.

The Iranian FM was in Pakistan to discuss issues of mutual interest with Pakistani officials, including the recovery of abducted Iranian border security guards.

Zraif said during the visit he had meetings with Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Pakistan Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss bilateral ties and release of Iranian border guards.

On October 16, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said terrorists had kidnapped the Iranian forces, including local Basij volunteer forces and border guards, near the town of Mirjaveh on the Pakistani border.