Russia announced today, Friday, its support for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s vision of international relations, which he presented a few days ago in a television interview in which he spoke about issues including the relationship with Iran and the war in Yemen.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said – in statements reported by Russian media, including RIA Novosti – that his country supports the Saudi crown prince’s approach to building relations on the principle of equality and non-interference in the internal affairs of countries.
Peskov added that “presenting such ideas is rare in international affairs at present,” considering that Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s statements “deserve the highest appreciation.”
The Russian spokesman added that based on what he described as a “joint understanding vision” His country is ready to continue developing bilateral relations with Saudi Arabia in all fields, especially by implementing the agreements reached during President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to Riyadh.
In a television interview – broadcast last Tuesday evening – the Saudi crown prince spoke about several issues, including the relationship with Iran, the war in Yemen and the relationship with the United States under President Joe Biden, as well as talks to sell 1% of the shares of “Aramco”. Saudi giant foreign investor.
Bin Salman said that Iran is a neighboring country to his country, and that what Saudi Arabia is seeking is a good and distinguished relationship with it, in a way that serves the interests of the two countries.
Iran welcomed what it described as the new political rhetoric of Saudi Arabia, and said that Tehran and Riyadh could adopt constructive dialogue, overcome differences and open a new page.
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American delegation in the Middle East
On the other hand, State Department spokesman Ned Price revealed – yesterday, Thursday – that a high-level American delegation will arrive in the Middle East next week to calm tension, but without focusing on the Iranian issue. Advertising
Price added that the delegation will discuss important matters related to US national security, and the ongoing efforts to de-escalate tensions in the Middle East.
He added that the interest of the US delegation will not focus on Iran or anything related to the discussions taking place in Vienna on reviving the nuclear agreement concluded between Iran and the major powers in 2015.