According to IRNA, the two countries will reopen their embassies within two months

Iran and Saudi Arabia agree to restore diplomatic relations, Iranian media reports

photo_camera PHOTO/ARCHIVO/AFP - Combination of pictures of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran's state-run news agency IRNA has announced that Iran and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement to restore their diplomatic relations, severed by Riyadh in 2016 following attacks on their diplomatic headquarters in the Persian country.

The deal between the two Shia and Sunni Middle Eastern powers has been clinched in China, where the two sides were holding negotiations with Beijing's support, according to IRNA.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have decided to resume diplomatic relations and reopen their embassies in two months," according to a statement published by the Iranian news agency. 

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