Iran says it is possible to 'restore relations with Saudi Arabia'

MENA

Published: 2017-12-10 10:21

Last Updated: 2017-12-10 10:21


Ties between the two countries have been suffering since 2016
Ties between the two countries have been suffering since 2016
Roya News Source

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country is ready to restore relations with Saudi Arabia under certain conditions.

Rouhani said in a televised broadcast Sunday, that the conditions include stopping the bombings in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting against the Houthis, and cutting ties with Israel, which he described as a “false friendship.”

Saudi Arabia does not officially recognize Israel, but it has a shared a shared interest in fighting Iran.

Since January 2016, Iran’s diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia severed, after Saudi diplomatic missions were attacked by Iranian demonstrators in response to the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

Earlier last month, tensions rose again after a ballistic missile fired by Iran was intercepted near Riyadh.