Saudi and Iranian officials held talks to patch up relations - FT

Saudi and Iranian officials held talks to patch up relations - FT

Senior Saudi and Iranian officials have held direct talks in a bid to repair their relations, four years after they cut off diplomatic ties, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing officials briefed on the discussions, Reuters reports. 

The first round of Saudi-Iranian talks took place in Baghdad on April 9, and included discussions about attacks on Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group, the FT report added, citing one of the officials.

The talks were positive, the official told the FT.

The FT also said that a senior Saudi official denied there had been any talks with Iran. Lebanon's pro-Iran Al Mayadeen television channel and Unews news agency on Sunday both cited an Iranian source denying talks with Saudi Arabia.

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