After Saudi-Iran deal: Iranian President invited to visit Saudi Arabia

Israel National News reports: “Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has ‘welcomed’ an invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to visit the kingdom following the reconciliation deal between the two countries, an Iranian official said Sunday, according to AFP.

‘In a letter to President Raisi… the King of Saudi Arabia welcomed the deal between the two brotherly countries (and) invited him to Riyadh,’ tweeted Mohammad Jamshidi, the Iranian president’s deputy chief of staff for political affairs, adding that ‘Raisi welcomed the invitation’.

News of the invitation to Raisi comes days after the countries announced on March 10 a Chinese-brokered deal to restore ties, seven years after they were severed.

Riyadh cut relations after Iranian protesters attacked Saudi diplomatic missions in 2016 following the Saudi execution of revered Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr…”

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