Saudi Arabia invites Iranian president to Mecca summit
Sat Aug 4, 2012 10:20AM
The Saudi ambassador to Tehran has presented the official invitation of the Islamic Republic’s president.” Mohammad Sheikhan, Iranian official with the Presidential OfficeSaudi Arabia has officially invited Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to attend an emergency Islamic summit in Mecca, an Iranian official with the Presidential Office says. “The Saudi ambassador to Tehran has presented the official invitation of the Islamic Republic’s president,” Mohammad Sheikhan told IRNA on Saturday.
He added that no “definite decision” has been made yet about the issue, noting that various aspects of President Ahmadinejad’s presence in the summit are being studied.Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has called for an emergency Islamic summit in Mecca, to be held in mid-August, to address the major issues facing the Muslim world and the latest developments in the region. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted Foreign Minister Saud Al Faisal as saying that the kingdom has called for “an extraordinary Islamic solidarity meeting to ensure… unity during this delicate time as the Muslim world faces dangers of fragmentation and sedition.” SF/HJL/AZ