Sep. 23, 2021

Baghdad Conference goes to NYC as Iran-Saudi talks set to resume

Iran/Diplomacy

The meeting: A follow-up meeting of the recent Baghdad Conference has been held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. As on Aug. 28 in the Iraqi capital, the gathering brought together mainly regional officials along with some European representatives.

  • Iranian media report that the gathering was attended by Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and “the foreign ministers and senior representatives of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait, Egypt, Qatar, and France,” without offering specifics.
  • Others reportedly in attendance included the EU foreign policy chief as well as the secretary generals of the Arab League, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
  • Amir-Abdollahian emphasized that Iran seeks dialogue and improved relations with its neighbors, further underscoring that “diplomacy” is the only way to solve regional “crises.”

The outcome: Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has sought to make the Baghdad Conference...

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Mohammad Ali Shabani
Mohammad Ali Shabani
Mohammad Ali Shabani is Editor of Amwaj. media. He is also a doctoral researcher at SOAS ... Full Bio
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