Iran has reportedly suspended a fifth round of talks with Saudi Arabia, which was slated to be held in Iraq next week as part of a diplomatic process aimed at mending troubled ties between the two Persian Gulf neighbors.
Nournews, which is affiliated to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, reported on Sunday that the Iranian side had “unilaterally and temporarily” suspended the talks.
The development comes as Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein revealed during remarks at a diplomatic forum in Antalya on Turkey’s southern coast that Baghdad was going to host another round of talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.
The report did not provide any reason for the suspension or a specific date for a new round of talks.
The two Middle East heavyweights have held four rounds of talks in Iraq since last April, including a meeting in December under the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi, who assumed office in mid-2021.
By PRESS TV