23 ianuarie 2021

Rhetoric or retreat: Saudi FM says hands outstretched to Iran


Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud (Photo by AFP)Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has said Riyadh stands ready for rapprochement with Iran, but claimed that the Islamic Republic does not commit itself to de-escalating tensions.Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran in January 2016 following angry protests outside its embassy over Riyadh’s execution of a prominent cleric. The country has followed a hostile policy which intensified as part of former US president Donald's "maximum pressure" [...]