TEHRAN: Iran on Tuesday welcomed dialogue with Saudi Arabia to settle mutual issues and talks with regional states to set up a coalition for the security of the region.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said there had always been a chance to solve these problems with Saudi Arabia through dialogue.
Meanwhile, spokesman for Iranian government Ali Rabiee confirmed that Saudi Arabian leaders had sent messages to the Iran’s president through a head of a third state for negotiations on mutual issues.
A day ago, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman had said he would prefer a political solution to a military one while dealing with Iran.
In an interview with US television, he had said that a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran would collapse the global economy and spike the oil prices to unimaginably high level.
Muhammad Bin Salman suggested that US President Donald Trump should meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to craft a new deal on Tehran’s nuclear program and influence across the Middle East.
US President Donald Trump and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud had last month sought help from Prime Minister Imran Khan in defusing tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Replying to a query during a press conference in New York regarding possible mediation efforts by Pakistan in the gulf crisis, Imran Khan on Sept 24 said President Trump asked him if he could be helpful in deescalating the evolving situation in the region.
“Before President Trump, I stopped over in Saudi Arabia because of drone attacks on their oil facility and I spoke to Prince Mohammad bin Salman and he also asked me to talk to the Iranian president as he knew that I was going to meet him,” he had said.