DISCLOSURE: Sourced from Iranian government funded media
of intensive negotiations hosted by China, Iran, and Saudi Arabia finally clinched a deal on Friday to restore diplomatic relations and re-open embassies and missions within two months.
According to the statement, Iran and Saudi Arabia highlighted the need to respect each others’ national sovereignty and refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of one another.
Iran, Saudi Arabia, and China expressed their firm determination to make their utmost efforts to promote regional and international peace and security, it emphasized.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Saturday that the dialogue and agreement between Tehran and Riyadh “set a good example of how countries in the region can resolve disputes and differences and achieve good neighborliness and friendship through dialogue and consultation.”
The agreement, he said, “will help regional countries to get rid of external interference and take the future into their own hands.”
The spokesperson emphasized that Beijing pursues no selfish interest whatsoever in the Middle East, respects the stature of the regional countries, and opposes “geopolitical competition” in this region.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.