World Bulletin / News Desk
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will attend a summit of Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia expected to focus on Syria, Iranian media said on Monday, as tensions between Tehran and Riyadh run high over their opposing stances on regional uprisings.
The extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) is to be held in Mecca next week.
"Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be present at this summit at the invitation of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia," Mohammad Reza Forghani, the director of international affairs in Ahmadinejad's office, was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said recently the OIC summit should focus on the unrest in Bahrain, Iran's Fars News Agency reported.
Ahmadinejad made his first official trip to Saudi Arabia in March 2007, when he and King Abdullah agreed to fight the spread of sectarian strife.Last Mod: 06 Ağustos 2012, 13:23