Pakistan UN permanent representative, Malihe Ludi said on Wednesday that Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) can play a major role in defusing the tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia and in re-establishing bilateral ties.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in his most recent article, has once more underlined the priority of Iran’s foreign policy being friendship with neighbors, peace in the region and international cooperation particularly in fight against terrorism, while denouncing the destructive role of some regional states.
The German Green Party has called for a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia amid increased tensions between Riyadh and Tehran following the recent execution of a prominent Shia cleric by Riyadh, Sputnik reported the party leader Cem Oezdemir as saying.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir announced on Sunday that Riyadh severed its diplomatic relations with Tehran one day after the government and people of Iran protested to execution of dissident cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.
Syrian Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem discussed with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi the bilateral relations between Syria and China and means to develop them in all sectors.
Women have begun voting in Saudi Arabia’s municipal elections for the first time in the history of the kingdom, which has long been under fire by international rights groups for suppressing women’s rights.