Iraqi PM visits Saudi Arabia and Iran to discuss regional stability

ISLAMABAD, June 27 (Alliance News): The Iraqi prime minister met with leaders of Saudi Arabia and Iran to discuss regional stability as part of Baghdad’s efforts to mediate between the two major Middle Eastern countries.

According to foreign media,  Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazmi met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah and then met with Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi in Tehran and the two regional rivals. Tried to reconcile between

Diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran have been severed since 2016.

Speaking at a joint press conference with the Iraqi Prime Minister, the Iranian president welcomed the mediation effort, saying “we need regional leaders to talk to each other to resolve the region’s problems. emphasized.’

“Iran and Iraq believe that peace in the region depends on the role of all regional leaders,” he said.

Ibrahim Raisi welcomed the April ceasefire in Yemen, where Tehran and Riyadh have been supporting the opposition for seven years.

However he spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was important for Israel.

The Iranian president said that normalization of relations with the Zionist regime and the presence of foreigners in the region will not solve the problems of the region, but will increase them.

It should be noted that under US mediation, Israel had signed Abrahamic agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco in 2020 and established diplomatic relations.

Mustafa Kazmi said he and Ibrahim Raeesi agreed on the need to maintain regional peace and fight food insecurity.

It should be noted that Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been considered regional rivals and support rivals in various disputed areas in the region.

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