Saudi Arabia hosts Iranian envoy, OIC
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to hold talks with Saudi Arabian King Abdallah bin Abd Al Aziz. Mohammad-Reza Baqeri is reportedly varying a message for the king from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Baqeri was greeted at the Riyadh airport by Saudi Arabia's Deputy Foreign Minister Nazar Madani and a number of Iranian embassy staff, according to IRNA.
Iran on Tuesday confirmed it had begun work on its contraversial nuclear program and was forging ahead with uranium enrichment, according to Reuters.
The day before, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, Prince Turki Al Faisal, spoke before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, according to the AP, where he stated that talks were being held between his country and Iran over the latter's nuclear work.
Faisal refused to comment on possible sanctions against Iran.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia will also be hosting on Tuesday the 57-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Jeddah. On the conference's agenda is the recent Danish cartoon affair.