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Saudi denies asking any country for mediation in tensions with Iran

Talking to media persons he said many countries have come forward with mediation offers, which have been dismissed by Riyadh.

Media reports last week said that Pakistan had offered to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran to end a stand off caused by the attacks on the Saudi diplomatic missions caused by angry mobs after execution of a Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia.

“A lot of countries have offered mediation and delivered ideas between Saudi and Iran, but there is no need for this because the Kingdom is aware of its rights and Iran knows what has to be done.”

Saudi foreign minister said: “There won’t be any mediation because, for 35 years, Iran has adopted a hostile approach toward Arab countries by meddling in their internal affairs, sowing sectarian strife and backing terrorism as confirmed by numerous strong evidences.”

“Iran should change its policy and method of dealing with its neighbors on the principle of good neighborliness and refrain from interference in the internal affairs of other countries so that the path will be open to building better relations with its neighbors,” he explained.

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations with Iran after attacks on Saudi missions in Tehran and Mashhad, a move that was followed by scores of other Arab allies.



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