Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed to restore diplomatic relations after seven years. They will also implement other agreements of mutual cooperation and will also discuss how to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries. This announcement has been made by both the countries after the talks held in China.
Both sides have also appreciated China’s contribution in this process.
There is no formal relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran since the attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran in 2016. This attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran took place in protest against the death sentence given to a Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has traditionally been close to the US, which has not had good relations with Iran and China. Saudi Arabia and Iran supported different sides in Yemen’s civil war.
On the other hand, Israel’s former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has targeted the Netanyahu government over the decision to restore diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. At the same time, he has called this decision dangerous for Israel.
Naftali Bennett tweeted, “The restoration of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran is a serious and dangerous change for Israel and a political victory for Iran.” This is a big blow to the efforts to form a regional coalition against Iran.
He has termed this change as a failure of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.
Naftali Bennett said, “The world and countries in the region are witnessing a struggle in Israel with a dysfunctional government that is engaged in its own destruction. In such a situation, those countries choose a side.