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.
Iranian officials launch an investigation into the death of the first secretary at the Swiss embassy who died after reportedly falling from a high-rise in the capital of Tehran.
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.
US denies Iranian media report regarding possible prisoner swap and release of $7 billion in frozen Iranian funds, saying such reports "are not true."
"Iran is a neighbouring country, and all we aspire for is a good and special relationship with Tehran," Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said during an interview after sources said officials from the two countries held secret talks in Iraq.
President Rouhani wants perpetrators behind allegedly stolen recording of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif found as officials call "theft of documents a conspiracy against the government".
Two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers were wounded after at least five rockets hit Balad airbase north of capital Baghdad, security sources say.
The talks are aimed at determining which sanctions the United States should lift and the measures Iran has to take in order to rein in Tehran's nuclear programme.
The episode came a day after the country said it had started up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges at the site, in a breach of its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal.
Since January, Iran has begun enriching uranium at up to 20 percent purity, a technical step away from weapons-grade levels.
Russian diplomat participating in talks to save 2015 JCPOA accord says meeting in Vienna has been "successful," though salvage efforts will take time.
"The definitive policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the lifting of all US sanctions," says Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh a day after both sides agreed to hold indirect talks in Vienna over 2015 nuclear deal.
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