Saudi FM Arrives in Tehran for Talks on Violence in Palestinian Lands
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister arrived in Tehran Saturday for talks on the latest explosion of violence in the Middle East that has left 88 people dead so far.
Prince Saud al-Faisal al-Saud is also carrying a message from King Fahd for Iranian President Mohammed Khatami to be delivered during the two-day visit, according to the state IRNA news agency.
The prince, set to take part in the third meeting of the two nations' joint political committee, will discuss the latest bloodshed in the Middle East with top officials including Khatami.
The Iranian president, current head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), on Wednesday called for an urgent meeting of the group's foreign ministers to coordinate policy against Israel.
Ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia have improved since the May 1997 election of Khatami, after a long period of hostility following the 1979 Islamic revolution.
"Relations between Tehran and Riyadh are in the best possible shape," said Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi, who welcomed the prince at the airport, IRNA reported - TEHRAN (AFP)
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