Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ahmadinejad Calls King Abdullah Prior to Lebanon Visit

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah received a telephone call from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinijad today, the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. SPA did not details of the conversation.

The highly unusual call must be linked to Ahmadinejad’s visit to Lebanon on Wednesday. During his two-day stay, Admadinejad is expected to visit the southern regions of the country near the border with Israel. The visit has produced anxieties in some non-Shia quarters in Lebanon. The call to King Abdullah could be an attempt to calm concerns over the visit and an assurance that the Iranian president was not to act in any provocative manner while visiting south Lebanon.

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