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Iraqi premier advances regional dialogue in Riyadh, Baghdad

Iran and Saudi Arabia appear ready to resume diplomatic talks following Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's shuttle diplomacy.
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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi traveled to Saudi Arabia June 25 for a short visit before heading to Tehran the next day.

The trip was reportedly designed to push talks between the two regional foes forward. Iraq has already hosted five dialogue sessions between Saudi and Iranian officials, most recently in April.

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