Iraq PM on imminent Riyadh, Tehran visit in mediation bid

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi is due to visit Saudi Arabia and Iran “in the next few hours”, as part of efforts to mediate between the two countries, a cabinet source said Saturday.

Iraq has over the past year hosted five rounds of talks between the two regional rivals which have had no diplomatic ties since 2016.

After the last round of negotiations in April, Kadhemi said he believed that “reconciliation is near” between Riyadh and Tehran, a further reflection of shifting political alignments across the region.


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