Statements of Ahmed al-Jarallah, editor-in-chief of Kuwaiti-based al-Seyassah newspaper, on a forthcoming visit of a high-ranking Saudi official to Iraq, have ignited wide-ranging debate on social media websites.
Al-Jarallah posted a tweet in which he said that a top Saudi official would pay a visit to Iraq probably within a few days.
He also noted that Iraqi-Saudi relations are witnessing an unprecedented development, adding that this development will impact the Iranian influence.
In his tweet, Jarallah said that the Iraqi people welcomed the rapprochement between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, which had bothered Iran and its agents.
Iraq is an important country for its Arab neighbors, he further stated, pointing out that former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, backed by Iranian agents and those loyal to Tehran's Shiite establishment, was behind the divergence in relations.
When Iran achieves its goals in their countries, it will throw them in a dustbin, Jarallah added, referring to loyalists of Tehran.
Those who betray their countries will consequently betray Iran, he concluded.
According to observers, the high-ranking Saudi official, who is likely to visit Baghdad, is the newly appointed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.
The Saudi crown prince is leading a promising rapprochement towards Iraq in collaboration with the UAE and Bahrain, they added.
Moreover, analysts told The Baghdad Post that Sadrist Movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr's visit to Riyadh and then to the UAE is a step in a path paved by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to expel Mullah regime's agents from Iraq.