Meeting of Islamic nations focuses Saudi-Iran fallout

January 21, 2016 2:45 PM

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A top Iranian diplomat is in Saudi Arabia attending an extraordinary meeting at the headquarters of the world's largest body of Islamic nations to discuss the Saudi-Iran diplomatic crisis.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi is the first Iranian official to visit the kingdom since Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran after a mob ransacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran to protest the execution of a prominent Saudi Shiite cleric.

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