17 August 2023

Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian travelled to Riyadh, and asserted that “relations with Tehran and Saudi are on the right track and we are witnessing progress”. His Saudi counterpart stated that “our meeting today is a continuation of the steps taken towards implementing the agreement to resume diplomatic relations, which represents a pivotal platform in the history of the two countries and the path of regional security”. The following day, Amirabdollahian met Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and subsequently asserted: “We had frank, clear and direct conversations... The idea of security and development for everyone was emphasised by both sides”.

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