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What is required from Iran for rapprochement

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has repeatedly spoken about what is required from Iran for a political settlement

Turki Aldakhil

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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has repeatedly spoken about what is required from Iran for a political settlement.

Tehran is deploying all efforts to find a channel for dialogue with Riyadh, but it can no longer behave like a militia or back others such as the Popular Mobilization Units, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Iran used to be welcoming, tolerant, and interested in trade, dialogue and harmony. That changed with the 1979 revolution.

The symbolism of ransacking the Saudi embassy and consulate in Iran pushed the Gulf states to stand against this dishonest regime that has been instigating in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Africa and other regions.

Good neighborliness

The whole world wants Iran to be well-balanced, like any other country in the region that cares for its internal affairs, people, economy and growth without violating the sovereignty of its neighbors.

The whole world wants Iran to be well-balanced, like any other country in the region that cares for its internal affairs, people, economy and growth without violating the sovereignty of its neighbors

Turki Al-Dakhil

Since the fundamentalist revolution, Iran has failed to build successful communication channels with its surroundings. Hopefully it will come to its senses after all its recklessness since 1979.

This article was first published by Okaz on Mar. 21, 2016.
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Turki Al-Dakhil is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.

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