Aiming to 'avert full-scale war'

Iraqi and Saudi foreign ministers discuss regional stability

BAGHDAD, Feb. 1 — In a crucial phone conversation on Thursday, February 1, 2024, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and his Saudi counterpart, Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, tackled efforts between Baghdad and Riyadh to stave off the threat of a widespread conflict in their regional surroundings.

The discussion, as outlined by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry in a statement to 964media, involved Minister of Foreign Affairs Fuad Hussein and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. The conversation focused on the ramifications of the recent assault on a U.S. military site in Jordan, alongside a thorough examination of the potential security and military developments in the area.

Hussein underscored the critical nature of sustained dialogue and collaboration between Baghdad and Riyadh. The aim, he says, is to avert the emergence of a full-scale war in the region and to ensure the security and stability of both nations.