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Iran seeks alleviation of tensions with Saudi Arabia

IANS  |  Tehran 

The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that does not seek any "tension" with Riyadh, Tehran Times daily reported.

"We hope they (the Saudis) ... make up for their past mistakes and create an atmosphere of agreement and negotiation," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying.

"has made strategic mistakes in Yemen and we hope they will become ready to hold talks with in a fair atmosphere," Qasemi said.

Commenting on the recent remarks by the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman who had said that will take the "battle" inside before its comes to Saudi Arabia, Qasemi said such "inconsiderate" comments originated from lack of true understanding.

hopes that such remarks will not be repeated, because it will bring unfavourable consequences for them, he said.

The Iranian spokesman also said that seeks to help establish peace, stability and security in the Middle East.

In January 2016, cut its diplomatic ties with following attacks on its mission in the country during angry protests against the Saudi execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

Both Muslim states are also at loggerheads over their expansion of influence in Iraq, Syria, Yeman and Bahrain.



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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 02:54 IST