Iraq Helps Iran, Saudi Arabia to Hold Rare Direct Talks in Baghdad
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Iraq Helps Iran, Saudi Arabia to Hold Rare Direct Talks in Baghdad

ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently held direct talks in Baghdad with the help of the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, according to the Financial Times.

An official involved in the talks told the newspaper that the first round had taken place on 9th April.

He added that it was a positive meeting, owing it to the personal involvement of the Iraqi premier.

Kadhimi visited Riyadh to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last month. Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein also recently visited Tehran twice, apparently as part of the attempts to bring Iran and Saudi Arabia to the negotiating table.