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Iran mulls visa requirements removal for Saudi Arabia

Published : 03 Oct 2023, 01:17

  DF News Desk
Nasser Kanaani, spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry. File Photo: Xinhua.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said on Monday the country is exploring the possibility of removing visa requirements with a number of states, including Saudi Arabia, reported Xinhua.

He made the remarks in an address to a weekly press conference in the Iranian capital Tehran.

Kanaani said the issue is being examined by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, adding there are a number of plans and ideas in this area and meetings have been held with relevant institutions.

He added that after examining all the political and security aspects, a conclusion would be presented to the cabinet.

In March, Saudi Arabia and Iran reached in China's Beijing a groundbreaking agreement to resume diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies and missions within two months.

On April 6, the two countries officially announced the resumption of diplomatic relations with immediate effect.

Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran in early 2016 in response to attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran after the kingdom executed a Shiite cleric.