Three Iranian diplomats have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the first time in six years to represent Tehran's mission in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Jeddah.
Efforts to repair the broken relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia have intensified recently with four rounds of talks between officials of the two countries brokered by Iraq and held in Baghdad since April last year.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's planned visit comes as part of Ankara's intention to normalise ties with several regional countries.
In an effort to increase its post-Brexit geopolitical clout, London is strengthening its relations with states accused of gross human abuses.
Yemen's Houthi rebels regularly launch drone and missile attacks targeting the Saudi kingdom's strategic assets and oil facilities.
Despite Saudi promises to mitigate climate change, the Kingdom thwarts international efforts at collaboration.
Capitol Hill has criticised Riyadh's involvement in the Yemen war, which is considered one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters leading US lawmakers to block military sales to the kingdom.
Offering the means of war to anyone who can afford it will transform warfare and — if left unchecked — can thrust the world into an era of perpetual fighting and suffering.
US redeployment of its missile defences from Prince Sultan Air Base outside of Riyadh came as America's Gulf Arab allies nervously watched the chaotic withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
Saudi resentment against the UAE, its main ally, grows further from the Yemen war to OPEC differences. Abu Dhabi, however, continues to pursue a foreign policy that conflicts with Riyadh's.
Comments by Ambassador Rayed Krimly are the first public confirmation from Saudi Arabia that the rivals – who severed ties in 2016 – were holding direct talks to reduce regional tensions.
Blinken and Raab, top diplomats of US and UK, discuss an array of subjects, such as sanctions on Russian citizens, climate crisis and Biden's decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, in London ahead of G-7 conference.
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