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Iran FM ‘ready to meet Saudi counterpart’

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday he is ready to meet his Saudi counterpart on the sidelines of next month’s UN General Assembly and to visit the Kingdom later this year.
Mohammad Javad Zarif’s remarks come amid a diplomatic warming between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
“The first opportunity for talks between me and his Excellency (Foreign Minister Prince) Saud Al-Faisal is on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, and we hope to be able to use the opportunity,” Zarif said during a joint news briefing with his Finnish counterpart Erkki Tuomioja. “After that I am ready to visit Saudi Arabia and welcome (Prince Saud) to Iran.”
Saudi Arabia invited Zarif to visit in May.

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