According to a recent report by Wall Street Journal (WSJ), a prominent meeting between Gulf Arab states and Iranian officials is set to take place later in 2023.
Chinese President Xi Jinping floated the idea for the summit at a regional summit he was present in Riyadh This past December. Per the report published on March 12, 2023 the leaders from the six member nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) embraced Xi’s proposal to de-escalate tensions with Iran.
On March 10, China hammered out a landmark deal to restore diplomatic ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The two Islamic powers broke ties in 2016 and have been engaged in proxy conflicts across the Middle East in the last few decades.
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