Iran welcomes Pakistan efforts for Saudi Iran talks as Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said this in in an interview.
In an interview with Turkey’s TRT World, he said that Iran welcomes intermediaries’ efforts to arrange talks with Saudi Arabia.
Iran welcomes Pakistan efforts
Furthermore, he said that Iran welcome such efforts, including those by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Javad Zarif cited that Iran never rejected any intermediary and always remained open to mediation and direct talks with Saudi Arabia.
Moreover, he pointed to the fact that neighboring Saudi Arabia and Iran to remain here permanently; hence they don’t have any choice but to talk to each other.
Pakistan eyes shuttle diplomacy to help end Saudi Iran tension as Prime Minister Imran Khan plans to visit said two countries.
In this regard, Ministry of Foreign Affairs also has not ruled out the possibility of Imran Khan’s visit shortly.
Notably, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal told the media on Thursday that he would update the media soon.
Furthermore, he said that the possibility of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Saudi Arabia and Iran remains on the cards.
Pakistan eyes shuttle diplomacy to help end Saudi Iran tension
Although Saudi monarchy has remained silent, Imran Khan claimed he was mediating on their behalf.
Particularly, on the sidelines of UNGA annual summit in New York, he made this claim.
However, he had said that US President (#POTUS) Donald Trump had asked him so. As per his assetion, Kingdom and #POTUS45 asked him for talks with Iran.
But, President Trump clarified he didn’t ask Prime Minister of Pakistan.
MBS also asked Imran to talk to President Rouhani
According to DAWN report, PM Khan had said that prior to arriving in New York he had visited Saudi Arabia where he spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
And MBS also asked him (IK) to talk to Iranian President Rouhani.