Former Saudi Ambassador to the UN Delivers Keynote Address at Rasanah Seminar


The International Institute for Iranian Studies (Rasanah) held at its headquarters in Riyadh today (Monday, June 5, 2023) a seminar titled “From Paris to Beijing: Iranian Shifts in an Evolving International Environment and a Divided World Order” in the presence of eminent guests and dignitaries.

The seminar opened with preliminary remarks by Rasanah’s Founder and President Mohammed al-Sulami who introduced the illustrious keynote speaker Saudi Arabia’s former Ambassador to the UN H.E. Abdallah al-Mouallimi. In his keynote address, al-Mouallimi discussed political shifts in Iran and the international community. He also outlined future developments regarding Iranian militias in the region, Iran’s nuclear program and Saudi-Iranian relations under the China-brokered agreement. The veteran diplomat also provided insightful analysis on Saudi diplomacy with the UN, enumerating the challenges faced and offering solutions. He also discussed regional and international shifts, the overwhelming crises plaguing the region and their repercussions. The event concluded with an informative question and answer session in which al-Mouallimi answered participants’ questions on several regional and international issues.

Editorial Team