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Geopolitics: Tehran ‘to open interests section’
Reports from Tehran in early August indicated that Saudi Arabia is about to allow Iranian diplomats back into the kingdom. Mohammed Alibek, who had been head of the Oman and Yemen departments at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), has been named as caretaker head of the new Interests section in Jeddah; other statements suggested the section would be based at the Swiss embassy in Riyadh.
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