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Saudi aspires to good ties with Iran: Crown prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that his country "aspires to have a good and distinguished relationship with Iran”.

Bin Salman's comments came in a televised interview on Tuesday night.

Regarding the position on Tehran, which has been facing repeated Saudi criticism in recent years, the crown prince said, "Iran is a neighboring country and we aspire to have a good and distinguished relationship with it."

"We want a prosperous Iran and to have mutual interests with each other, but our negative problem with it is its negative actions such as its nuclear program or support for outlaw militias in some countries in the region and the ballistic missile program," he said.

"We are working with our partners to deal with this problem, and we hope to overcome it and have a good and positive relationship with everyone."

The Saudi crown prince did not specify details of his talks with the partners, but The Financial Times recently said that a Saudi delegation met an Iranian delegation on April 9 in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.


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