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