In a historic phone discussion on Wednesday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed measures to ease the tension surrounding Palestine in the wake of the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7.
The phone call was their first opportunity to speak face-to-face since China recently helped to restore diplomatic ties between the two regional heavyweights.
Their 45-minute discussion was primarily about the ongoing Israeli-Hamas war, a worldwide issue that has resulted in innumerable deaths and destruction.
The phone call underscores a crucial stage in the diplomatic attempts to resolve this ongoing problem.
The Iranian president's call was answered by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who underlined his country's unflinching commitment to resolving the dispute. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Kingdom is actively collaborating with regional and international parties to stop the current escalation.
The Saudi prince emphasized the significance of following the norms of international humanitarian law while categorically denouncing the purposeful targeting of people.
Another prominent topic of conversation was the Gaza Strip's humanitarian crisis. There are serious worries regarding the wellbeing of the locals as a result of the region's worsening circumstances. Both leaders emphasized their commitment to putting a stop to the suffering and bloodshed by expressing a common concern for the welfare of the Palestinian people.
The discussion between Saudi Arabia and Iran is a crucial step towards the quick and peaceful settlement of the situation that the world community has been pushing for.
China mediated the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran after a turbulent seven-year period of animosity. Along with endangering the stability of the Gulf area, this hostility was also a factor in crises throughout the Middle East, from Yemen to Syria.