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Muslims enemies, Israel oppose stepped-up Iran-S Arabia ties

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – The Iranian president has told visiting Saudi foreign minister that Muslims enemies with the Zionist Israeli regime at the top are the only ones that oppose the development of cooperation between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Faisal Bin Farhan, Foreign minister of Saudi Arabia was received for a meeting by President Ebrahim Raeisi in Tehran on Saturday evening.

The president emphasized that his administration seeks developing relations with all countries, especially neighbors as a top priority in its foreign policy, saying that the shared Islamic beliefs, good neighborliness and Iran and Saudi Arabia’s shared interests push them towards dialogue and engagement.

“Only the enemies of Muslims and the Zionist regime at the top of their list are against the development of bilateral and regional cooperation between Iran and Saudi Arabia,” he also said.

Stating that there are various issues and problems in the region, which have become the source of suffering for the Islamic Ummah, Raeisi emphasized, “Through the cooperation and dialogue among the countries of the region, these problems and difficulties can be overcome, and there is no need for foreign powers interference in that regard.”

The president pointed to the successful experience of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the fight against terrorism and the destruction of Takfiri groups, saying “The results and experiences of this successful fight are among the issues that can be the focus of cooperation between the two countries.”

The president also said, “The Zionist regime is not only an enemy to the Palestinians, but also it is a threat to all Muslims,” adding “The normalization of the relations of some countries with this regime neither creates security, nor it matches with Islamic Ummah’s beliefs.”

Faisal bin Farhan, for his part, expressed his great happiness with the resumption of relations between the two Islamic countries and his trip to Tehran, saying “We are in a golden stage that we should seize as an opportunity.”

According to the top Saudi diplomat, his country’s relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran is an opportunity that benefits both sides and the region.

Referring to the order of the King of Saudi Arabia to form various working groups to develop relations with Iran, bin Farhan pointed to his country’s efforts to enhance relations to a strategic level, adding, “Economic, development and cultural cooperation is on the agenda of both Tehran and Riyadh.”

He stated that some countries in the world do not want the region to witness peace and progress, adding “With the extension of the current interaction between Iran and Saudi Arabia to all Islamic countries, endless achievements will emerge that will guarantee that no foreign countries intervenes in our region.”

The Saudi foreign minister held a meeting followed by a press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian earlier today before meeting with President Raeisi.

FMs agree to form joint political, economic committees

TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Saudi Arabian counterpart Faisal bin Farhan agreed to form joint political and economic committees during a joint press conference in Tehran on Saturday.

In the press conference in Tehran on Saturday afternoon, the Iranian foreign minister expressed happiness with meeting his Saudi counterpart in Tehran and thanked Riydh for reopening Iranian diplomatic premises in Riyadh and Jeddah earlier this month. He also appreciated Saudi Arabia for the favorable holding of the Hajj pilgrimage and said that “The Iranian side will also reciprocally provide the necessary facilities for the Saudi Arabian diplomatic staff in the cities of Tehran and Mashhad.”

Amir-Abdollahian said that Tehran and Riyadh are set to form joint cooperation commissions in different fields.

“We agree on the importance of forming joint political, border and economic committees and combating drug trafficking, including cooperation in the field of environment, and after the approval of the agreements of the two ministers by the high officials of the two countries, we will act in the direction of implementing the agreements reached,” Amir-Abdollahian also said.

He said that he has discussed durable economic cooperation and investment, as well as several other issues with bin Farhan.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Amir-Abdollahian said that he had discussed with the Saudi foreign minister the issue of regional security, stressing that the security of the region will only be ensured by the regional states. He added that regional security is not limited to the military sector and it requires other sectors such as the economic field.

The Iranian foreign minister once again stressed Iran’s support for the rights of the Palestinians and called for an end to the war in Sudan.

“Iran has never considered security to be equivalent to militarism as security is an inclusive concept that has political, social, economic and commercial aspects and can be achieved through cooperation among the countries of the region. We used this opportunity to discuss the necessity of supporting the oppressed people of Palestine, and we did. We believe that the issue of Palestine is fundamental and is a priority in the Islamic world and this is a common view of the two countries,” he added.

Faisal bin Farhan, for his part, said that his talks with his Iranian counterpart were positive, adding that Riyadh hopes to witness an increase in diplomatic cooperation with Tehran and reopen its embassy in Iran in the near future.

Considering Iran and Saudi Arabia as two important countries of the region, the top Saudi diplomat said, “The relations between the two countries are established based on basic principles such as mutual respect and non-interference in (each other’s) internal affairs and respect for the UN Charter.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Saudi foreign minister referred to the joint cooperation between Tehran and Riyadh on expanding regional security and reducing the weapons of mass destruction.

Referring to the presence of Iranian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for observing the Hajj rituals, the Saudi foreign minister noted that Riyadh has utilized all its capacities for serving the pilgrims.

Bin Farhan added that he is scheduled to meet the Iranian president Ebrahim Raeisi during his stay in Iran later today, where, he said, he would hand over King Salman’s invitation to visit Riyadh to President Raieis.

“I will also have a meeting with the President of Iran to convey the warm greetings of the King and Mr. Bin Salman, and we would like them to respond postively to the invitation to visit Saudi Arabia.”