May 12, 2021 Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif visited the Syrian capital Damascus. After meeting with the Syrian president and the Syrian foreign minister and other senior Syrian government officials, Zarif told the media that Iran is ready to improve relations with Saudi Arabia, and expressed the hope that the recent contacts and dialogue between Iran and Saudi Arabia can bring peace and stability to the region.
“We hope that these contacts between Iran and Saudi Arabia will bear fruit and bring peace and stability to the region, especially in Yemen, which is suffering from a very serious humanitarian disaster,” Zarif told reporters at the scene in English. ”
Iran and Saudi Arabia, regional powers, have long been hostile to each other, and each supports rival factions in Syria, Yemen and other countries in the region.
On May 10, Iran’s Foreign Ministry just confirmed that Iran and Saudi Arabia had engaged and engaged in talks last month in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, with the mediation of Iraq.
Responding to media reports that Saudi Arabia and Syria were also secretly engaged in an attempt to improve bilateral relations, Zarif said Iran welcomes cooperation between Syria and other Arab countries. “I believe Syria has always welcomed cooperation in the Arab world, and Iran shares that attitude,” he said.