|Riyadh says it favors engagement with Iran||
TEHRAN – Senior Saudi Prince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud has said that Riyadh favors engagement with Iran.
Prince Turki, a former Saudi ambassador to U.S., made the remarks in a recent address to the Iranian American community, Gulf News reported on Saturday.
Prince Turki also said that U.S. President Barack Obama’s overture to Rouhani will hopefully lead to Iran’s return to the international community as a contributor to peace and stability.
Prince Turki added that the Iranian leadership has the opportunity to share so much of Iran’s heritage and wisdom with other Muslims.
“Iranians can be proud of their history and heritage. Arabs have the greatest respect for the faith and culture of Iranians as well as the indelible Persian contribution to the marvels of Islamic society,” he added.
But, he said, like all worthwhile achievements, Persia’s greatest masterpieces were the product of cooperation and education, of learning from and with people of other backgrounds.
Just as Arabs, Africans, Europeans and Asians continue to be enriched by Persian knowledge and culture, Iran has been greatly enriched by its Arab, Asian, and European partners, Prince Turki said.
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