Iran ready to negotiate with Saudi Arabia: Salehi
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to negotiate with Saudi Arabia if the Saudi officials show willingness to sit on the negotiating table with their Iranian counterparts, IRNA reported.
'We have asked Saudi officials to come to Iran and take part in talks with us,' Salehi told Ja'am-e Jam Persian newspaper in an exclusive interview.
He pointed out that such talks can focus on removing the current misunderstandings in bilateral relations of both countries.
'Saudi Arabia is a big and important country. It enjoys a special status in Muslim World, especially among Arab nations,' Salehi added.
Foreign Minister Salehi pointed out that holding talks between Iranian and Saudi officials can certainly help to the establishment of stability and peace in the region.
'We heard that Saudi Arabia is pulling its troops out of Bahrain and we hope that this trend will continue in the future,' he added.