Saudi Arabia denies Iranian allegations of sending mediators

Saudi Arabia has denied allegations that Iran has sent mediators in a bid to ease tensions between the two countries, and insisted that "sister countries" took the initiative.

"The Iranian regime's spokesman statement that the kingdom sent letters to the Iranian regime is inaccurate. What happened was that sister countries sought calm, and we informed them that the kingdom's stance always seeks stability and security," the Saudi newspaper quoted the minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir as saying. He added, “The truce must come from the party that is escalating and spreading chaos through its hostilities in the region, we have always conveyed our position towards the Iranian regime, which we always declare, clearly in all forums, most recently during the UN General Assembly.''

On Tuesday, October 1, Iranian government spokesman Ali Rubaie announced that President Hassan Rouhani had received a letter from Saudi Arabia delivered to him by a head of state, but gave no information on the content of the letter. He visited Riyadh last weekend and met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who offered mediation to Saudi Arabia to calm down with Iran and discuss with them to stop the war in Yemen. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan and Oman's Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi announced efforts to ease tensions in the Gulf after accusing Tehran of being behind the September 14 attacks on Saudi Aramco factories in eastern Saudi Arabia.

In response to the Iranian regime's spokesperson on the truce in Yemen, al-Jubeir tweeted on Twitter that “the kingdom did not and will not talk about Yemen with the Iranian regime. Yemen is the business of Yemenis in all their components. The cause of the Yemen crisis is the destabilizing Iranian role that is hindering the political efforts in it. ''

"If the Iranian regime wants peace and calm in Yemen, why has it not provided any developmental or humanitarian assistance to the brotherly Yemeni people instead of the destruction that weapons and ballistic missiles bring?"

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, in press statements, welcomed Saudi Arabia's desire to resolve differences through dialogue, pointing out that Iran's doors are open and that "a Saudi-Iranian dialogue can solve many security and political problems in the region."

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said his country was ready to reduce tensions with Saudi Arabia if the other side was ready.

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