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OIC: Riyadh denies visas to Iranian delegation


Issue 1097 - 06 Feb 2020
Tehran has complained loudly after Saudi Arabia denied visas to Iranian officials hoping to attend an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) at its headquarters in Jeddah on 3 February. The meeting was held at the request of the Palestinian Authority to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian peace deal put forward by United States President Donald Trump. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Iran had been invited to attend by OIC secretary-general Yousef Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen. Its delegation was to be led by deputy foreign minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari.

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