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Improving bilateral relations with Persian Gulf states especially Saudi Arabia

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Update (September 2014):  Iran and Saudi Arabia have held their first foreign minister-level meeting since the 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, official Iranian media have reported, signalling a possible thaw in relations between the rival Gulf powers.

 

Reviving Iran’s thorny relations with Saudi Arabia was among Hassan Rouhani’s campaign promises, which he also emphasized during his first press conference. In three different messages, Rouhani, his vice president, and foreign minister congratulated the Saudi government and the country’s citizens on the occasion of the Saudi National Day. Moreover, Rouhani accepted King Abdullah’s invitation to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage. He is still expected to travel to the Kingdom. This can be viewed as part of efforts aimed at reviving the relationship between the two countries.

 


Source: http://www.mehrnews.com/detail/News/2078930

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April 22
2014

PayvandNews: Time to Foster Iran-Saudi Relations

Source: http://www.payvand.com/news/14/apr/1141.html
May 14
2014

Saudi Arabia has invited Iran’s foreign minister to visit Riyadh, hinting at the possibility of a thaw between the two bitter rivals whose struggle for influence is evident in conflicts throughout the region.

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/05/saudi-arabia-reveals-invitation-iranian-fm-20145144401119259.html
September 22
2014

Iran and Saudi Arabia have held their first foreign minister-level meeting since the 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, official Iranian media have reported, signalling a possible thaw in relations between the rival Gulf powers.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/22/iran-saudi-arabia-talks-thaw-relations