A Gulf source unveiled the content of secret talks held by Saudi intelligence, Khalid bin Ali Al-Humaidan, with a high-ranking Iranian security official in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The source told Saudi Leaks that Saeed Irvani, Deputy Secretary of the Supreme Council for Iranian National Security, said that Tehran does not tolerate the military or even civilian presence of the Israeli regime in the region in any way.
He warned that Israel’s attempt to invest in security in the region under the normalization agreement signed between Gulf states is “harmful.”
He also stressed that the Zionist regime has always been the source of all chaos and turmoil in the region.
Since Muhammad bin Salman assumed the Mandate of the Covenant in the Kingdom, normalization with Israel has become based on deliberate political and media plans. The House of Saud has gone a long way in preparing the Arab atmosphere for coexistence with a new phase, the most prominent of which is full normalization with Israel.
Under the pretext of confronting Iran in the region, the crown prince has strengthened his country’s rapprochement with Israel. This has been demonstrated by clear evidence over the past two years, which point to the Saudi-Israeli rapprochement, and has become publicly evident.
On April 9, the head of Saudi intelligence, instructed by Mohammed bin Salman last month, began secret talks with the deputy secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council.
The talks came to repair relations after four years of cutting diplomatic ties between the two countries.
The meeting discussed several controversial issues, including the war in Yemen and Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.
The two officials agreed to hold more talks in Baghdad this May.
Later, the New York Times said that the Saudi government issued a comment on the report, which it published regarding secret Saudi-Iranian talks.
In response to the request for comment, the Saudi government said in a statement to the newspaper that it would seize any opportunity to promote peace and stability in the region.
There was no official comment from Tehran or Baghdad on what the newspaper reported regarding the talks or the latter quoted from the Saudi government.
Last week, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in a remarkable press statement, “Iran is a neighbouring country, and all we aspire to is to have a good and distinguished relationship with it.”
“We want Iran to be prosperous, we have interests with it, and they have interests with us,” he added.
Although he added that there are “negative actions by Iran in the nuclear program, ballistic missiles and support for outlaw militias,” in his reference to the Houthis, he continued, however, that work is underway to find solutions to the problems and overcome them.