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Talks with Iran 'cordial', says Saudi FM, meets with Blinken

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington and exchanged views on Iran's nuclear program and international talks on the matter, Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday."Had a productive meeting today with my friend Secretary Blinken, during which we discussed a range of issues of common interest & concern to both our nations & ways to strengthen our strategic partnership & cooperation on multiple fronts," Al Saud said in a Twitter post on Friday

Excellent meeting held today with HH Prince @FaisalbinFarhan and @SecBlinken during his visit to Washington DC. Our two countries have strong and deep rooted relations that span decades, and we will continue to work together on all fronts to solidify our partnership.

— Reema Bandar Al-Saud (@rbalsaud) October 15, 2021Al Saud also met the US Special Envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, and discussed intensifying joint efforts against "Iranian violations of international treaties related to the nuclear agreement," the Saudi foreign ministry said.

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan has said that talks with Iran had been "cordial," describing the negotiations as "exploratory,” the Financial Times reported on Friday."We are serious about the talks," bin Farhan told the FT in an interview. "For us, it’s not that big a shift. We’ve always said we want to find a way to stabilize the region."

Source: Jerusalem Post

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