Iran's Foreign Ministry on Thursday (29 April) welcomed Saudi Arabia's new positive tone towards Iran. During an interview on Tuesday (27 April), Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's expressed his desire for dialogue and good relations between the two countries.
"We hope to work together to ensure peace," said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh, adding that "through constructive views and dialogue-based approaches, Iran and Saudi Arabia, as important countries in the region and the Muslim world, can enter a new chapter of interaction and cooperation."
The positive signs come after reports that officials below the ministerial level from two countries met in Iraq this month to discuss easing tensions, specifically with regard to the war in Yemen, and efforts to revive the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran.
Bin Salman pointed out that his country was seeking with its partners to solve what he described as problems with Tehran on some topics.
"We don't want Iran's situation to be difficult, on the contrary, we want Iran to grow and have interests in it and have interests in Saudi Arabia to drive the region and the world to grow and prosper," the Crown Prince said.
Source: commonspace.eu with various sources