Iran says ‘good relations’ possible if Saudi Arabia ends ‘friendship’ with Israel


Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is ready to restore ties with Saudi Arabia if it stops bombing Yemen and cuts its alleged ties with Israel.

In a speech broadcast on Sunday, Rouhani said the regional rivals could have “good relations” if the Saudis end their “false friendship” with Israel and halt the “inhuman bombardment” of Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is battling Houthis.

Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 after Iranian demonstrators attacked Saudi diplomatic missions in response to the Saudi execution of a prominent Shia cleric.

Tensions spiked again last month after the Houthis fired a ballistic missile that was intercepted near Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia does not recognise Israel, but the two countries have a shared interest in countering Iran.


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  1. Exactly!

    There should be no animosity in the Muslim world and certainly on Al Quds need to be united.

    The Muslim world must request trump the tramp to retract his words or break diplomatic and other ties with US.

    All Muslim world can offset the removal of US by tradingnand co-operating amongst each other

    We ordinary Muslim must STOP falling into Zionist agendas to weaken Islam from within.

    Supporting US and Zionist back Intifada’s, Arab Springs and other sectarian or religous based conflicts. All Muslim nations must have a shura andnuse the OIC to settle differences and stop making it an empty vessel.

    Saudi Arabia and Gulf States must stop their acceptance of Israel and supporting Israeli led conflicts.

    Do they not see they throigh their shear stupidity have removed all opposition to Israeli Occupation of Palestine with Iraq, Syria, Libya in tatters.

    The blood of Muslims is on Saudi and gulf state hands because of theor poor decisions and unholy alliances.

    In the same way we must deny Saud into build relations with Israel Iran must also stop her relationship with India atleast certainly when a right wing anti Muslim Hindu extremist government is in power.

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