Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Khamenei Urges Saudi-Iran Effort to Unite Muslims

Arab News:
Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for “strategic cooperation” with Saudi Arabia including help in resolving Sunni-Shiite tensions in Iraq, official Iranian media reported yesterday. READ MORE

In a meeting on Monday with visiting Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Khamenei also called for Islamic nations to support the Hamas-led Palestinian government.

Iran and Saudi Arabia should take steps to establish strategic cooperation to solve the Islamic world’s problems and make efforts to unite Muslims,” Iran’s all-powerful leader was quoted as saying.

Our countries can have good cooperation with regard to the Iraq issue and to prevent enemies from sparking differences between Shiites and Sunnis,” Khamenei added.

“Islamic countries should help the Hamas government because this government can give great services to the future of Palestine,” Khamenei was quoted by the local press as saying.

Prince Saud delivered a message from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to Khamenei, the content of which was not revealed.