Tehran-Riyadh became friends in Beijing
WANA (Mar 11) – The Islamic Republic of Iran and Saudi Arabia are considered influential powers in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region, which possess vast fossil resources and geopolitical positions. Due to the location of the cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia and according to the claim of Saudi regarding the leadership of the Arab world and the Islamic world and strategic links with the West and especially America, it is naturally considered a dominant state in regional developments. The Islamic Republic of Iran also claims to be the leader of the Islamic world. Iran has been a defender of some countries in the region and Islamic movements with the policy of opposition with arrogance and preserving independence. After the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, this competition between Tehran and Riyadh increased in the field of influence among Islamic countries.
The victory of the revolution in Iran not only did not reduce the importance of the relations between the two countries but also made the relations between the two countries more complicated. Especially in the first decade of the revolution (1978 to 1990) when the relations between the two countries went out of natural and turned into darkness.
Saudi Arabia was always afraid that the Iranian revolution would awaken their people to stand up, and this fear is still with the rulers of Saudi Arabia. From the point of view of Saudi Arabia, Iran seeks to disrupt the regional order, and all of Iran’s political actions end up being detrimental to Saudi Arabia. The tensest part of the story is related to the issue of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia opposes Iran’s intervention in that country.
Iran also has several reasons for wanting to blame Saudi Arabia for the majority of its failures. Saudi Arabia’s support for Saddam during the eight-year war, the killing of Iranian pilgrims in Mecca, the issue of Palestine, helping street rioters and terrorist groups, setting up different media in opposition to Iran, and other concerns that Iran listed.
Iran believes Saudi Arabia is a problematic neighbor, but it should be controlled intelligently. Tehran believes the intense tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, as two Islamic countries, makes Israel and America happy.
Different governments in Iran always try to find a way to interact with this problematic neighbor. Each of them has gone this way, but they have not been successful. The policy of improving relations with the Arab countries of the Raisi government has worked and lastly today Dr, Raisi’s government was able to reach an agreement after months of effort.
Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and representative of Iran announced good news for the two nations of Iran and Saudi Arabia. He announced that the tripartite joint statement between the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and China was signed in Beijing.
“The talks between the two countries were frank, transparent, comprehensive, and constructive. “Resolving misunderstandings and looking towards the future in Tehran-Riyadh relations will lead to the development of regional stability and security and the increase of cooperation between the countries of the Persian Gulf and the Islamic world to manage the existing challenges,” Shamkhani said.
The key to reviving the relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia was struck during the momentous visit of Seyed Ebrahim Raisi to China, along with the agreements between the two countries, and the issue of resuming relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia was presented to Iran as one of the proposals from the Chinese side.
Saudi Arabia previously requested the restoration of diplomatic relations with the mediation of China, and this request was welcomed and accepted by Iran.
After President Raisi visited China, intensive negotiations began with the representative of the Secretary of the National Security Council from Iran’s side, and today the final agreement was announced with a tripartite statement.
The relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia was welcomed by many countries. The only country that is angry about this deal is Israel. For Israel, any agreement that causes Iran to gain power is unpleasant.
The noteworthy point in these negotiations is the removal of America from the position of godfather in the relations of the countries of the region and active role of China in rebuilding relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
This crusial agreement was reached in the circumstances during the past months, the United States was trying to organize a specific atmosphere in the region against Iran with the support of the Zionist regime and media support and psychological warfare.
At present, Saudi Arabia, which was always trying to be shown as the arm of America in the region to pressure Iran, has reached an important agreement to restore relations with Iran.
America proved that it is always a side of the conflict in the West Asian region. American interventions in the Persian Gulf region have never been able to bring peace.
The record of America and the West in conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and other countries not been admitted.