After Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pursued “nice” ties with Tehran, Prime Minister Imran Khan welcomed Saudi Arabia’s “initiative for peace with Iran.”

“Iran is a neighboring country, and all we want is a healthy and special relationship with Iran,” the crown prince said in a late Tuesday interview with Al Arabiya TV.

“We do not want the situation in Iran to deteriorate. We, on the other hand, want Iran to develop and to help the region and the world prosper.”

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PM Imran wrote on his official Twitter account, praising the Riyadh-Tehran thaw: “We applaud Saudi Arabia’s peace initiative with Iran. Iran is our neighbor, and Saudi Arabia is our nearest ally. The Muslim Ummah will be strengthened as a result of this peace initiative “.

With his tweet titled “Saudi Arabia’s crown prince seeks good ties with Iran,” he also tagged a BBC article.

Pakistan has already offered to act as a middleman between the two nations. Last year, the prime minister told Al Jazeera that their mediation efforts helped de-escalate tensions in the region.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi visited Tehran and Riyadh last year on the orders of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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