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Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on Iran and Saudi Arabia to resolve their difference via dialogue.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on Iran and Saudi Arabia to resolve their difference via dialogue.
In posts on his Twitter account, Sadr said the two neighbors are major regional powers that have strong bonds with Iraq, ina.iq website reported.
Baghdad can play a mediatory role to help the two countries settle their problems, he added.
On Monday, Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi held his first press conference after winning the 13th presidential polls.
Asked about the future outlook for Iran’s relations with Saudi Arabia, Raeisi said, “We have announced [our decision to establish] relations with all countries in the world and to interact with all of them.”
“Relations with neighboring countries is particularly important for us. Our priority will be to establish relations with neighbors,” he added.
Raeisi said from the viewpoint of the Islamic Republic, there is no obstacle to reopening of Iran’s and Saudi Arabia’s embassies, adding, “This policy has been announced before and I reiterate that there is no impediment to [establishment of] relations with Saudi Arabia and all the countries in the region.”