Saudi Arabia and other Gulf monarchies could turn a page and build strong relations with Iran if it respects them and stops “meddling” in their affairs, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Wednesday.

“If Iran changes its way and its policies, nothing would prevent turning a page and building the best relationship based on good neighborliness, with no meddling in the affairs of others,” he told reporters in Riyadh.

“There is no need for mediation” in such a case, said Jubeir, whose country severed all links with the Islamic republic in January after crowds attacked the kingdom’s diplomatic missions in Iran.

Jubeir said relations with Tehran had deteriorated “due to the sectarian policies” followed by Shiite-dominated Iran and “its support for terrorism and implanting of terrorist cells in the countries of the region.”

“Iran is a neighboring Muslim country that has a great civilization and a friendly people, but the policies followed that the revolution of (Ayatollah Ruhollah) Khomeini have been aggressive,” he said.

Jubeir was speaking after a meeting for Gulf foreign ministers and their counterparts from Jordan and Morocco.

Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia and fellow Gulf nations also accuse Iran of supporting the Houthis in Yemen, as well as attempting to destabilize their own regimes.

The Saudi regime supports the rebels in Syria’s five-year-old war while Tehran openly backs the government of President Bashar Al-Assad.

 

AFP

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Jack
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Jack

This kid sound just like Obomo as Obomo kept on lecturing Putin in Ukraine and Syria…..”If Iran changes its way and its policies..”

Since Obomo cannot be trusted why should anyone trust this kid? He soon is out of his job…. whatever position he’s holding and beside this is where Regime Change needed including Turkey and all the Gulf states.

James Kirk
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James Kirk

The ones who are spreading sectarianism and extremist groups everywhere around middle east, accuse others of doing what they are themselves doing….

James Portugal Bustillo
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James Portugal Bustillo

the face of this miserable b*****d makes me furious

ali el zoro
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ali el zoro

@leithfadel hinting to make concessions means they don’t have alternative