Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Fasial announced that he invited his Iranian counterpart, Muhammad Javad Zarif, for a visit. “Our offer has yet to be acknowledged, but we will receive the Iranian Foreign Minister whenever he likes. We are prepared to hold talks with Tehran,” he said.
Saudi Arabia and Iran have been at ideological and geopolitical odds for many years. In addition, Saudi Arabia supports Syrian rebels who are fighting against the rule of President Assad, an ardent Iranian proponent.