Rouhani hopes better relations with Saudi Arabia
Monitoring Desk: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that he hoped for better relations with Saudi Arabia.
While talking to a selective gathering of journalists in New York, he said that Iran and Saudi Arabia while narrowing their difference should come closer.
Reuters reports Rouhani said:
“Our relationship with Saudi Arabia … deserves to be warmer,” Rouhani told a group of senior editors in New York ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly. “Saudi Arabia’s positions are getting closer and closer to us.”
It may be mentioned that Hassan Rouhani sent a congratulatory message on the National Day of Saudi Arabia on September 22 and expressed the hope for the expansion of relations between Tehran and Riyadh
According to Iranian media, in a Monday message to Saudi King Abdallah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud, President Rouhani congratulated Saudi Arabia’s government and nation on the National Day. He also hoped for closer ties between the two Muslim countries in light of “unity and rapport” and by tapping into the “deep-rooted religious, cultural and historical commonalities” between the two nations.