On May 21, 2021, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) held a phone call to discuss the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The two leaders expressed their support for the Palestinian people and called for an immediate ceasefire.
Raisi said that the Israeli attacks on Gaza were a “crime against humanity” and that the international community had a responsibility to stop them. He also said that Iran would continue to support the Palestinian people in their struggle for liberation.
MBS said that the Saudi government was “deeply concerned” about the situation in Gaza and that it was working with the international community to bring about a ceasefire. He also said that Saudi Arabia would continue to provide humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people.
The phone call between Raisi and MBS was a significant development, as the two countries have been rivals for decades. The fact that they were able to come together to discuss the Israel-Hamas war is a sign that they are willing to cooperate on issues of mutual concern.
It is still too early to say what impact the phone call will have on the Israel-Hamas war. However, it is a positive sign that the two regional powers are willing to talk to each other. This could lead to a more coordinated effort to bring about an end to the conflict.