[size=36]President of the Republic: Obstacles facing peace negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia[/size]
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The Iraqi President, Barham Salih, expressed his hope for the restoration of diplomatic relations between the Saudis and the Iranians, pointing out that there are "obstacles along the way."
Asked if he thought the Saudis and Iranians might restore ties diplomatically, Saleh said, "We hope so, and obviously there are hurdles along the way, but we hope this happens before too long."
The Iraqi president added, during a televised interview with an American channel: “At the end of the day, we are neighbors, and we need to talk even if we have differences, and it is better to talk about the differences and manage them instead of staying in a state of interruption,” noting that “this is not good.” for the region".
He continued, "I'm optimistic, I'm more optimistic than I have been for a long time that this dynamic is changing, and eventually, going back to the Afghan situation and the lessons learned, we the people of this part of the world, and we also have to look for solutions based on our interest."
He pointed out, "In the case of Iraq, we were an arena of conflict for regional actors and proxies who fought on Iraqi soil with Iraqi resources and Iraqi life. We hope to change this dynamic."
"A sovereign Iraqi state can be the common denominator of interests between the various actors, between the Iranians, the Arabs and the Turks, and for us, instead of wasting our resources because of the conflict, we should build infrastructure, railways, gas pipelines, trade routes and work together," Saleh stressed. Ended 29/A 43