Iran foreign minister hails 'new chapter' in Saudi ties

Ties between the two rival Gulf powers have long been strained on a wide variety of issues
Iran foreign minister hails 'new chapter' in Saudi ties
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Reuters
Mon 22 Sep 2014 01:24 PM

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a meeting he held with his Saudi counterpart on Sunday would bring a new chapter in ties between their countries, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported.

Ties between the two rival Gulf powers have long been strained on a wide variety of issues.

"Both my Saudi counterpart and I believe that this meeting will be the first page of a new chapter in our two countries' relations," the agency quoted Zarif as saying after an hour-long meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal.

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