Iraq says preparing to host ‘public’ meeting between Iran, Saudi FMs

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Iraq said Saturday it was preparing to host a “public” meeting of the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia as the two rivals seek to mend ties. Since April last year, Iraq has hosted five rounds of talks between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shia-majority Iran, which support opposing sides in various conflicts around the region. Those encounters were held privately and at a low level, involving security and intelligence officials. But on Saturday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said his Iranian and Saudi counterparts would be meeting in Iraq at an undisclosed date. “I contacted the …

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