Riyadh 0
10 May 2021

Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson confirmed that Iran-Saudi “talks focused on both bilateral and regional issues”, adding: “It is definitely in the interest of both countries and the region to de-escalate tensions. We hope to reach a meaningful understanding of bilateral relations and regional developments by changing the atmosphere… We will do our best in this regard”. He also “welcome[d] any initiative to finally resolve the Yemeni crisis”. The following day, a government spokesperson indicated that “in order to resolve the issues and misunderstandings around the crisis of Yemen and Syria, two rounds of negotiations have been held… at the level of special representatives”.

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