The English-language Iran Daily reported that the new envoy, Alireza Enayati, previously served as Iran’s ambassador to Kuwait, counselor to the foreign minister, and director general of Gulf affairs at the foreign ministry.
There was no instantaneous confirmation of his appointment from the Islamic Republic’s foreign ministry.
Before signing the reconciliation agreement, the two governments held multiple sessions of dialogue in Iraq and Oman.
Before reconciling, they had supported opposing factions in conflict zones throughout the Middle East for years.
In Yemen, Saudi Arabia has led a military coalition in support of the internationally recognized government. Whereas Iran has supported the Houthi rebels who control Sanaa and significant portions of the north.