Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center) poses with Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (right) and Saudi Arabia's national security adviser, Musaad bin Mohammed Al Aiban (left), in Beijing on March 10.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed the agreement by Saudi Arabia and Iran to reestablish ties after years of hostility but did not comment on China's role in brokering the deal. "It is good that Saudi Arabia and Iran want to develop a less confrontational relationship...and that is what can be said about it," Scholz told a news conference on March 13 alongside Bhutan's prime minister, Lotey Tshering. Tshering said Bhutan had good neighbors in India and China but did not want to comment on Beijing being a negotiator in the Ukraine war, saying too many factors were involved. To read the original story from Reuters, click here .