Iran says is ready for 'straight talks' with Saudi Arabia

January 20, 2015 5:30 PM

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Iran says is ready for 'straight talks' with Saudi Arabia

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday it was ready for "straight talks" with Saudi Arabia over contentious issues that have kept the rival Gulf powers at loggerheads for more than three decades.

Relations between Tehran and Riyadh soured after Iran's 1979 revolution brought to power Shi'ite clerics opposed to the conservative Sunni Muslim kingdom.

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