Saudi Foreign Minister: Close round of talks with Iran

Baghdad Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan said that talks between his country and Iran will continue with the aim of normalizing relations cut between the two countries for 6 years.

In an interview with France 24, he expected a fifth round of talks soon, adding that the four rounds of talks with Iran were exploratory and not essential.

The Saudi Minister added that Riyadh has serious reservations about negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file.

The two sides' talks in Iraq began months ago, and they have so far held 4 rounds of negotiations.

Last week, Iran called on Saudi Arabia to show more seriousness in their negotiations on regional issues.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that holding a new round of negotiations with Saudi Arabia is contingent on Riyadh showing more seriousness.

At the same time, he acknowledged that contacts between Iran and Saudi Arabia are continuing.

He added, "So far, we have held 4 frank and transparent rounds of dialogue, and holding a new round of negotiations is dependent on Riyadh showing more seriousness."

Source: National Iraqi News Agency