The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia rejected Iran’s statements about the possibility of improving relations after the completion of the Hajj – the annual pilgrimage to the Saudi Arabia of Islam’s holiest sites. About it reports Radio freedom.
“If Iran wants to have good relations with Saudi Arabia, it needs to change its policy, it must respect international law… We can’t see what they (Iran’s government – ed.) seriously desire to be a good neighbor,” said the foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Adel al-Jubeir.
This week the leader of the Iranian organization for Hajj Ali Ghazi Askar thanked Saudi Arabia for the successful pilgrimage and suggested that this could open the way for negotiations on other issues. Ghazi-Askar also said that the Hajj gave an opportunity for both parties “to resolve bilateral issues in other spheres”, and the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested that after the Hajj, the possible diplomatic visits.
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