Iranian Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi on Monday met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh. Saudi intelligence chief Mogran bin Abdul Aziz also participated in the meeting.
Tensions between the two countries have been growing since the US Justice Department accused Iran of plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington. Moslehi was to explain Iran’s position during the meeting with the Saudi officials.
Meanwhile in Tehran, the Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi met with the UAE Ambassador Saif Mohammed Obaid al-Zaabi. Rahimi’s office said that during the meeting, the VP emphasized the significance of improving the relations between Iran and UAE and among other countries in the region.
The Moslehi and Rahimi meetings are the latest attempt by the Islamic Republic to defuse the growing tensions in its relations with the GCC countries.