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Iraqi PM arrives in Iran after visiting Saudi Arabia

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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday, state media reported, a day after he visited Saudi Arabia.

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Al-Kadhimi is “scheduled to meet today with Iranian officials to discuss bilateral and international issues,” Iran’s official IRNA news agency said.

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The Iraqi prime minister was in Jeddah on Saturday where he met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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The two leaders discussed bilateral relations as well as “supporting and strengthening security and stability in the region,” the official Saudi Press Agency said.

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Riyadh and Tehran cut diplomatic ties in 2016.

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Iraq has hosted several rounds of talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran in recent months.

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Read more: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince receives Iraqi PM in Kingdom to discuss bilateral ties

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