Iranian foreign minister visits Saudi Arabia amid regional tensions
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Iran's top diplomat made a surprise visit to Saudi Arabia Sunday amid rising tensions between the Islamic Republic and the Arab world.
Manouchehr Mottaki was met by his Saudi counterpart, Prince Saud al-Faisal, at Riyadh Air Force base and is expected to later meet with the Saudi monarch.
The visit comes after Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria held a mini-summit in Riyadh last week to patch up their differences, which largely revolve around the role of Iran in the region.
Egypt's Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit accused Iran last week of "manipulating" Arab states to increase its influence, while Saudi Arabia has called for a "unified Arab" approach to Iran.
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