A picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (R) meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) in the Saudi Red Sea port of Jeddah on June 21, 2014. (AFP PHOTO)
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Russia and Saudi Arabia Saturday stressed the importance of preserving Syrian and Iraqi territorial integrity, following talks in Jeddah. Riyadh and Moscow have opposing positions on the conflict in Syria, with Russia backing President Bashar Assad and Saudi Arabia supporting the rebels who have sought to topple him for over three years.ISIS also operates in Syria, and seeks to carve out an Islamic state straddling the border between the two states.Prince Saud took over the kingdom's oversight of its Syria policy from the head of Saudi intelligence, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, in February 2013 .
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