Asked about reports of talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken posited that “if they’re talking, I think that’s generally a good thing… Does it lead to results? That’s another question. But talking, trying to take down tensions, trying to see if there’s a modus vivendi, trying to get countries to take actions on things they’re doing that you don’t like – that’s good, that’s positive”. “We have… when we’re acting at our best, a greater ability than any other country to mobilise others in positive, collective action”, Blinken added. “But if countries are talking directly together without us in the middle, that’s maybe even better”.
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