Iraq foreign minister Fouad Hussein in 30 June comments to Saudi media outlet Al-Arabiya said his country has been “hosting talks” between Iran and both Egypt and Jordan, whilst Baghdad has proposed turning sessions it hosts between Tehran and Riyadh public. He did not specify timelines or the level of representation.

Iraq has been acting as a mediator between Saudi Arabia and Iran and may want to capitalize on the tripartite alliance it has formed with Egypt and Jordan (MEES, 2 July 2021) to open communication channels between Tehran and its Arab neighbors. (CONTINUED - 185 WORDS)