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Saudi King's trip seeks mending ties: Iranian top lawmaker

Iran Materials 3 January 2011 07:38
An Iranian senior lawmaker said probable trip of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud to Iran is in line with mending bilateral relations.
Saudi King's trip seeks mending ties: Iranian top lawmaker

An Iranian senior lawmaker said probable trip of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud to Iran is in line with mending bilateral relations.

"Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud is to visit Iran soon officially if his health condition improves," Lebanese al-Safir daily quoted senior Arab diplomats as saying.

"Health condition of King Abdullah is what matters, the policy of us as the Islamic Republic of Iran is establishment of good ties with neighboring countries," the Chairman of Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi told ISNA.

"If his conditions allow him to visit Iran, it will be a due measure to improve bilateral relations," he continued.

Iranian President visited Saudi Arabia in March 2007.

Also regarding new option as Iranian Foreign Minister, Boroujerdi said, "no new option is discussed so far and we are waiting for the government to introduce its candidate to the parliament."

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed former Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on December 13 in an official order.

Ahmadinejad then appointed the Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi as acting Foreign Minister.

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