Iranian Leader for strategic cooperation with Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia-Iraq, Politics, 6/13/2006
Iran's Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said yesterday that Iran and Saudi Arabia are expected to make great strides for strategic cooperation to resolve the problems of the Muslim World and help foster solidarity among Muslims.
In a meeting with Saudi Prince Saud al-Faisal, the Supreme Leader said that Iran-Saudi Arabia cooperation would serve the interests of the Muslim World.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that discord among Muslims and their weakness would serve the enemies of Islam and the hegemonic powers and that solidarity among the Muslims is the key for solving problems of Muslims worldwide.
The Supreme Leader said that Iran and Saudi Arabia enjoy extensive capacity for economic cooperation and specialized commissions should follow up implementation of accords already reached between the two countries.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that Iran and Saudi Arabia have exercised satisfactory cooperation on regional affairs and they are expected to so do in case of Iraq and extinguish the flames sectarian fire and violence taking tolls from Shiite and Sunni communities of Iraq.
The Supreme Leader called for Iran-Saudi cooperation on Lebanon and Syria and on Palestine as well to help stop the Israeli violence against defenseless Palestinians.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Muslims states are also expected to support the democratic government of Palestine to enable the legitimate government of Palestine to serve the Palestinian nation.
Prince Saud al-Faisal is heading a Saudi top-raking delegation to Iran to submit a message from King Abdullah to the Supreme Leader.
The Supreme Leader thanked King Abdullah for his friendly message.
Advisor to the Supreme Leader Ali Akbar Velayati said that King Abdullah's message is a reply to the Supreme Leader's message to the Saudi King, Velayati delivered to King Abdullah two months ago.
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