| 14 July 2024, Sunday |

Iran foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia on Thursday

Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian will visit Saudi Arabia on Thursday, according to Iran state TV.

On his first visit to Iran after the restart of diplomatic relations with the Islamic republic in March, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with Iranian authorities in Tehran in June.

In March, Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed in a China-brokered deal to end a diplomatic rift and reestablish relations following years of hostility that had endangered regional stability in the Gulf, as well as in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon.

Saudi Arabia broke ties with Iran in 2016 after protesters attacked its embassy in Tehran in retaliation for Riyadh’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

  • Reuters