Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Thursday ruled out war in the region, but described the situation there as complicated after the attack on Saudi Aramco facilities.
Abdul Mahdi made a statement at the end of his visit to Saudi Arabia, saying: "We came to Saudi Arabia and met with the King and the Crown Prince to follow up the relations between the two countries, which are growing, and to discuss regional situations and seek to calm the situation and prevent the dangers of any conflict or war and avoid the repercussions of all this."
"The meetings were intense, deep, frank and straightforward, and we have put forward some perceptions on how to find solutions to help the two countries by advancing their relations, especially in the areas of oil and trade, as well as to calm the situation in the region and prevent the evils of war there," he said.
"We have received a very good response in our intensive meetings with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince. "We must be patient and strive to find keys, doors and solutions acceptable to all parties."