Sunday, March 04, 2007

Bilateral Relations: Saudi Arabia and Iran agree to combat spread of sectarian strife

Saudi Arabia and Iran have agreed to fight the spread of sectarian strife that threatens to spill over from their neighbour Iraq, the Saudi foreign minister said.

Saudi King Abdullah held talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who was on his first official trip to Saudi Arabia. A Saudi official said earlier the kingdom would seek Iran's help to ease sectarian tensions in Iraq erupting into full-blown civil war.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal told reporters, "The two parties have agreed to stop any attempt aimed at spreading sectarian strife in the region," adding "The two leaders stressed that the greatest threat against the Muslim nation are attempts to spread strife between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims."

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