IRNA said Abdollahian would meet Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Riyadh. (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)
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A senior Iranian official is in Saudi Arabia to try to repair strained relations between the regional rivals in the Gulf, Iranian media reported Tuesday.No further information was immediately available about the trip, the first by a high-level official from Shiite Iran to Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia since Hassan Rouhani became the Islamic republic's president in August last year.The authorities in Saudi Arabia had invited Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, but he declined, citing the ongoing nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5 1 powers.
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