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Saudi strives to develop secrete relations with Iran; reports WSJ

 International Desk

 Published: 07:33 PM, 14 December 2019  

Photo: Collected

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In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia seeks to build secret relations with Iran aiming to accelerate economics; reveals US-based influential media ‘Wall Street Journal’ (WSJ) on Saturday.

According to a report, Saudi Arabia's relations with Iran have been deteriorated recently. Because of this, officials in the country believe that the Saudi economy will become more miserable.

The report also says Saudi officials are concerned about how much the US and other allies will sponsor in the face of extreme economic hardship. In this situation, they seem to be well on their way to developing relations with Iran.

Last September, an army supported by the Houthi Ansarullah movement attacked an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia. The United States and Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for the attack. However, Iran has denied the allegations.

A senior Saudi official said the Saudi administration has begun to change their view to Iran. Saudi Arabia and Iran officials have exchanged direct messages through Oman, Kuwait, and Pakistan in recent months.

On the other hand, according to Iranian officials, Riyadh has been forced to improve relations with Tehran. Iran never wants tensions with Saudi Arabia.
It is to be noted that diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia were closed after the attacks on the Saudi embassy and consulate in Iran. The attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities brought unprecedented tension.

Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said last month that President Hassan Rouhani gave Saudi Arabia and Bahrain leaders messages on security, peace, and stability in the region. Earlier, Rabiei announced a message from Saudi Arabia to Iran to alleviate tensions.