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Jubeir Says Restoring Ties with Iran Hinges on its Return to ‘Normal State’

Jubeir Says Restoring Ties with Iran Hinges on its Return to ‘Normal State’

Thursday, 23 January, 2020 - 17:45
Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel a-Jubeir. EPA
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Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday that when Iran "returns to a normal state" then a restoration of ties with it is possible.

Jubeir, speaking at a World Economic Forum panel in Davos, Switzerland about the situation in the Middle East, said the Kingdom was concerned about Iran’s “meddling” in Iraq’s internal affairs and that it takes its relationship with Baghdad “very seriously.”

“Iran is behind the Houthi militia missiles coming from Yemen that are targeting Saudi Arabia,” he said.

Iran should worry more about its own people and stop sponsoring global terrorism, he told the audience in Davos.

On Libya, Jubeir expressed concern about foreign meddling in the country, adding Saudi Arabia was working with Arab and international countries to stabilize the situation there.

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