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Iran says no written invitation, but foreign minister visit to Saudi on agenda: IRNA

  • Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal (R) speaks during a joint news conference with Algeria's Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra in Riyadh April 15, 2014. (REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser)

DUBAI: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Wednesday that Tehran had not received a written invitation for its foreign minister to visit Saudi Arabia, but this was on Iran's agenda, state news agency IRNA reported.

On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, said Riyadh had invited Iran's foreign minister to visit.

Saudi Arabia is a leading backer of rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is a close ally of the kingdom's main rival, Shiite Muslim power Iran.

 
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