Iranian government makes an offer to the arch rival Saudi Arabia

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Iranian government makes an offer to the arch rival Saudi Arabia

DUBAI - Iranian government makes an offer to the arch rival Saudi Arabia.

Iran said on Wednesday that Tehran and its regional rival Saudi Arabia should work together to overcome problems, the state news agency IRNA quoted Iranian president’s chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi as saying.

“The relations between Iran and its neighbour Saudi Arabia should not become like the relationship between Tehran and the United States … Tehran and Riyadh should work together to resolve their problems,” Vaezi said, Reuters has reported.

For decades, Iran and Saudi Arabia have been involved in proxy wars across the Middle East from Syria to Yemen.

Riyadh has been at odds with Tehran since the Islamic revolution of 1979 ushered in a Shia theocracy and set the two on a collision course.

Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic relations following 2016 attacks by demonstrators on its missions in Iran after the kingdom executed revered Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al Nimr.