Tehran says fresh round of Iran-Saudi talks on agenda

Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh announced here on Monday that future round of talks between Tehran and Riyadh to be hosted by Baghdad is on the agenda.

Despite disputed cases, sustainable relations and negotiations have been continued with effort and frankness, Khatibzadeh told reporters in his weekly press briefing in Tehran.

Referring to foreign interference in Lebanon’s affairs, Khatibzadeh said all should respect the country’s sovereignty while taking into consideration the interests of all ethnic groups.

He also said that the Islamic Republic of Iran makes effort to create close relations among Lebanese groups.

Asked about the trip made by the Saudi delegation to Vienna where Iran-4+1 talks are underway, the spokesman said that delegations come and go to the Austrian capital and that such meetings are not limited to the Saudis.

Also about the visit of Taliban delegation to Tehran, Khatibzadeh said good talks were held in Iran and effort to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan was welcomed.

An Afghan delegation headed by acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan’s Taliban Amir Khan Muttaqi traveled to Iran on Saturday and held talks with senior Iranian officials including Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.


Source: IRNA