Newspaper revealed “Financial Times“The British, about talks that took place between Saudi Arabia and Iran in an attempt to repair relations between the two regional rivals, after four years of severing diplomatic relations. According to informed officials.
The newspaper quoted one of the officials in its report as saying that the first round of Saudi-Iranian talks took place in Baghdad on April 9, and included positive discussions about the Houthi attacks.
A Saudi official denies
The newspaper quoted a senior Saudi official as denying any talks with Iran.
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The Iraqi Prime Minister visited Saudi Arabia late last month.
The Yemeni Houthi group has intensified attacks on Saudi Arabia, which it says is intercepting most of the drones and missiles that the Houthis declare. They were launched at airports, air bases and energy infrastructure, but some caused damage.
On Saturday, the Iranian-backed group announced an attack by the group’s drone, on the Saudi King Khalid Air Base.
According to what the group’s spokesperson, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, said during a tweet on his personal Twitter account, that the group’s air force is. He targeted the Saudi base with a K2 drone.
The Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia leads a military coalition that intervened in the Yemen war in March 2015 against the Houthis, who overthrew the internationally recognized Yemeni government from Sanaa in late 2014.
In response to the Saudi military intervention, the Houthis launch attacks on the kingdom with missiles or drones.
In September 2019, the Kingdom was subjected to a major attack by a missile and a drone on oil facilities, forcing Saudi Arabia to stop further. Of half of its crude oil production temporarily, resulting in a significant price hike.
At that time, Riyadh held Iran responsible for the attack, and said it did not start from Yemen, which Tehran denied.
Several media outlets had quoted some Western officials, an official in an Iraqi armed faction, and an Iranian security source as saying an attack. With a drone against Saudi Arabia, he was foiled, last January, as he had taken off from Iraqi territory in an increasing wave of attacks by Iran’s proxies on the kingdom.
The conflict is widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Houthis deny they are proxies of Iran and say they are fighting a corrupt regime.
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