Iran claims receiving secret diplomatic messages from Saudi Arabia via third countries

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Iran claims receiving secret diplomatic messages from Saudi Arabia via third countries

TEHRAN - Saudi Arabia has sent diplomatic messages to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani via third parties, government spokesman Ali Rabiei announced on Monday.

“Messages from the Saudis were presented to Hassan Rouhani from the leaders of some countries,” Rabiei said, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency. link

“If Saudi Arabia is really pursuing a change of behaviour, Iran welcomes that,” the spokesman noted, without specifying the messages’ contents.

“Part of the Hormuz peace plan is also about working with neighbours like Saudi Arabia, so Iran welcomes the process,” Rabei said.

Aside from private messages, Iran is waiting to see public messages” from Saudi Arabia, one of which “can become the end of the attack on Yemen,” Rabei said. Tehran, he noted, is ready to do what it can to help facilitate a ceasefire in that war-torn country.