Iran on Thursday welcomed a change of tone from Saudi Arabia and said it hoped they could work together to secure peace.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh made the statement days after Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said his country wanted better relations with Tehran.
“With constructive views and a dialogue-oriented approach, Iran and Saudi Arabia … can enter a new chapter of interaction and cooperation to achieve peace, stability and regional development by overcoming differences”, Iranian media quoted Khatibzadeh as saying.
The Iranian diplomat added that Islamic Republic is playing a pioneering role in enhancing regional cooperation by presenting proposals like the Hormoz peace plan and plans for dialogue and cooperation in the Persian Gulf region.
He said Iran welcomes a change in Saudi Arabia’s positions.
Source: Reuters and IRNA