Iran-Saudi Conflict: According to the information of Iran's news agency IRNA, Iran and Saudi Arabia will start diplomatic relations within the next two months as a result of the talks. Along with this, both countries have also agreed to open embassies.
Tehran: Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to make a new beginning by forgetting the Iran-Saudi Conflict. Both the Muslim countries have agreed to open the embassy in two months. According to the report of the news agency AFP, the media of Iran and Saudi Arabia gave this information. Both the countries had held peace talks sitting in Beijing, the capital of China, after which this agreement has been announced.
According to the information of Iran’s news agency IRNA, according to the result of the talks, Iran and Saudi Arabia will start diplomatic relations within the next two months. Along with this, both countries have also agreed to open embassies. Both countries will also implement other agreements of mutual cooperation. Iran and Saudi will also work towards strengthening bilateral relations in the coming days.
Peace talks in Beijing
Iran’s top National Security Council agency has released pictures and videos of the peace talks held in Beijing. In these pictures, Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani can be seen with a Saudi Arabian official and a Chinese official.
This is the reason for the dispute
Both countries have been enemies of each other for a long time. In recent years the situation had become more serious. Both countries are fighting for regional dominance. The reason behind this dispute is religious differences. Both follow different sects of Islam. Iran is mostly Shia Muslim, while Saudi Arabia sees itself as a Sunni Muslim power.
Since 2016, there was ice on formal relations
In fact, there is no formal relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran since the attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran in 2016. This attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran took place in protest against the death sentence given to a Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia.
Embassies will reopen again
Shia-majority Iran and Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia support rival sides in several conflict zones in the Middle East. Yemen is also included in these. Here the Huthi rebels have the support of Tehran. “After talks, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia agreed to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies, missions within two months,” Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted a joint statement as saying.”
Shamkhani attended the meeting
The official Saudi Press Agency also issued a statement on this. It said that talks took place in Beijing just five days before the announcement. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, held intense talks with his Saudi counterpart in Beijing on Monday to resolve problems between Tehran and Riyadh. Iraq, a neighbor of Iran and Saudi Arabia, had hosted several rounds of talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia since April 2021.