Spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hatibzade stated that Saudi Arabia may have some concerns in Tehran policy and stated that they are ready to negotiate these issues with the Riyadh administration.
Speaking to the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Said Hatibzade made evaluations regarding Qatar’s “dialogue between Arab countries in the Persian Gulf and Iran” and the issues on the agenda.
Pointing out that Saudi Arabia has made positive changes in its policy towards some countries in the Gulf, “If these policy changes are seriously on their agenda and the Saudis conclude that regional cooperation is the solution to the problems, Iran will be the first country to welcome this situation.” said.
“The Hormuz Peace Initiative included discussing these issues.”
Noting that they are ready for negotiations to solve the problems between the two countries, Hatibzade said, “The Saudis may have some concerns and we emphasize that these issues should be discussed. The Hormuz Peace Initiative included discussions on these issues.” he spoke.
Reminding that Iran presented the Hormuz Peace Initiative for regional peace, Hatibzade underlined that the Gulf countries should develop a common understanding on regional problems.
“Unfortunately, what we’ve seen so far is that some countries in the Persian Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, have left Iran’s suggestions on this issue,” Hatibzade said. used the expressions.
Mentioning that South Korea wanted Qatar to be a mediator for the release of the oil tanker that Iran detained in the Persian Gulf on January 4, Hatibzade said that they did not accept mediation on technical issues.
Hatibzade also added that they were ready to exchange prisoners between the two countries during the term of US President Joe Biden.
Qatar Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdurrahman Al Sani invited Arab countries in the Gulf to dialogue with Iran on January 19, announcing that Doha could mediate on this issue.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also stated that he welcomed Qatar’s call for dialogue.