(ANSA) – ANTALYA, MARCH 13 – Iran has unilaterally suspended the ongoing negotiations with Saudi Arabia to try to find a reconciliation of relations. This was announced by the Iranian agency Tasnim citing Nour media, an information body close to the Supreme National Security Council of Tehran.
Only yesterday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein announced, on the sidelines of the diplomatic forum in Antalya in Turkey, that next Wednesday an Iranian and Saudi delegation would hold a new meeting in Iraq as part of the negotiations.
In recent months, Tehran and Riyadh had discussed a possible normalization of relations in various meetings held in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been complicated since 2016 due to the conflict in Yemen and following the killing, in Riyadh, of the Shiite preacher Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a critic of the Saudi regime. Since then, Riyadh and Tehran’s embassies and diplomatic missions in Iran and Saudi Arabia have been closed. (HANDLE).