Zarif: Iran Seeks Restoring Relations with Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain
2018-08-10 - 10:29 p
Bahrain Mirror: The Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said his country wants to restore relations with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, stressing that his country seeks peace and stability in the region, adding that Iran is working on confronting "extremism" in the region, particularly the terrorist ISIS organization.
"As the President of the Republic had said, we are planning on restoring relations with Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, and we have always welcomed dialogue," Zarif said in an interview published by Iran Daily.
"The Americans have made baseless allegations and claimed that they want to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero; a claim that cannot be implemented. The countries that the US is currently negotiating with have announced that they will continue to buy oil from Iran".
Saudi Arabia recently allowed the entry of an Iranian diplomat to head the Islamic Republic's interests in the Kingdom, in a rare step since the two countries severed relations in 2016.
Diplomatic ties were cut following an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consular office in Mashhad, which came after Saudi authorities executed Shia preacher Nimr Al-Nimr.
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