China diplomatic success as Iran, Saudi Arabia to resume ties following secret Beijing meetings

Posted on AllSides March 10th, 2023
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Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed Friday to end years of hostility and re-engage in diplomatic relations following previously undisclosed talks in Beijing between top security officials from the rival powers. 

"The U.S. is aware of reports that Iran and Saudi Arabia have resumed diplomatic relations, but referred further details to the Saudis," a White House National Security Council spokesperson said of the report. "Generally speaking, we welcome any efforts to help end the war in Yemen and deescalate tensions in the Middle East region."

The two nations announced the deal...

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