Iran says no written invitation, but foreign minister visit to Saudi Arabia on agenda

ByREUTERS
May 14, 2014 10:25




DUBAI - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday that Tehran had not received a written invitation for its foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia, but this was on Iran's agenda, state news agency IRNA reported.

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, said Riyadh had invited Iran's foreign minister to visit.

Saudi Arabia is a leading backer of rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is a close ally of the kingdom's main rival, Shi'ite Muslim power Iran.

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