Saudi FM arrives to discuss growing tension with Iran


ISLAMABAD, Jan 7 (APP): Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir arrived here Thursday to discuss the situation in the Middle East following its estranged ties with Iran.

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz received him here at the Nur Khan Airbase.

The Saudi Foreign Minister would be holding meetings with Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

Meanwhile. the joint press briefing scheduled after the Saudi minister’s meeting with the Advisor at the Foreign Office for Thursday evening was cancelled.

Pakistan has been urging restraint to both Saudi Arabia and Iran, in the wake of escalating tension between the two countries, following the execution of Saudi national Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr and the consequent torching of the Saudi Embassy by a mob in Tehran.