Salam speaks at a reception hosted by the Lebanese community in Dubai (The Daily Star/Dalati&Nohra,HO)
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Despite strained ties between Saudi Arabia and Iran, an Iranian envoy had relayed a request from Tehran to Riyadh asking for Saudi help in persuading the American side to show some flexibility in the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 to facilitate the signing of a final agreement over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program before Nov. 24, diplomatic sources told The Daily Star.In return for Saudi assistance in the nuclear negotiations, Tehran would make concessions over the nearly six-month presidential election deadlock in Lebanon, the sources said.Should a Saudi-Iranian tradeoff materialize, we could see a new president in Lebanon before the end of the year, especially since the names of the three most favored presidential candidates are well known, the sources said.Signs of Saudi-Iranian contacts began with the message sent recently by Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former Iranian president, to Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz, given the strong ties between the two men, in addition to an expected visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Riyadh.
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