Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)-affiliated media outlet Nournews reported on 23 April that SNSC representatives had met their Saudi intelligence counterparts in Baghdad “in a positive atmosphere.” The meeting was confirmed by the Iraqi government: Iraq’s foreign affairs minister Fouad Hussein said that both sides “reached an agreement on a 10-point memorandum of understanding.” Mr Hussein confirmed that the next talks will be conducted “at the diplomatic level,” with Nournews saying the two countries’ foreign ministers will hold talks in the near future. Any improvement in bilateral relations would bode well for resolving the long-running Yemen conflict and would remove an obstacle to reaching a deal on stalled Iran nuclear talks in Vienna.