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Saudi King invites Iranian President to Islamic summit in Mecca

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    Saudi King invites Iranian President to Islamic summit in Mecca

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    Mecca - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been officially
    invited by King Abdullah of Saudi
    Arabia, to attend an emergency
    Islamic summit in Mecca in August.

    Leaders of the 57-member
    Organization of Islamic Cooperation
    (OIC) have been invited to attend an
    emergency summit in Mecca, the
    holiest City in Islam, to be held on
    August 15-16. The Saudi Gazette reported King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz
    has called the “extraordinary Islamic
    solidarity meeting to ensure... unity
    during this delicate time as the Muslim
    world faces dangers of fragmentation
    and sedition.”

    OIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin
    Ihsanoglu told the Arab News that the issue of Syria, along with the plight of
    Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, will
    feature in the summit's agenda. The
    King's invitation to the Iranian
    President was extended by the Saudi
    ambassador to Tehran. According to Press TV no definite decision has been reached if Ahmadinejad will accept the
    invitation, noting that various aspects
    of his presence are being studied.

    Tensions are fraught between the
    Sunni Kingdom and its Shi'ite
    neighbor, exacerbated by Saudi's
    sending of troops to help quell the
    uprising in Bahrain. Saudi has accused
    the Islamic Republic of stirring up tensions amongst the Shi'ite
    population in the eastern,oil-rich part
    of the Kingdom.
    Additionally Saudi
    Arabia has threatened to develop its own nuclear weapons in response to
    the perceived threat from Iran's
    increasing nuclear capability.

    Haaretz reported the Iranian President said earlier this week that he would
    attend this year's Hajj pilgrimage in
    Mecca if formally invited. Hajj is
    scheduled to take place in late
    October.
     
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    A great opportunity in rough times , hopefully this time they would agree with each other specially against Israeli attack on Iran as Gulf states won't be unaffected either.
     
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    The divisions run too deep and wide. I don't see anything happening, other than some half concocted American attempt to tame the the Iranians without firing a bullet.

    Besides, what is this recent hoopla about an emergency meeting in Saudi? Surely, we can't be that naive and simpletons to believe that they have Iran's best interests at heart!
     
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    Great.. May Allah bring these two countries closer together and may be each other support. At this hour, Iran is in need and I am happy Saudi King is extending his hand towards him. Wish you both best of luck!
     
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    OIC has become a joke organization. How much longer before this organization grow some wild teeth?

    In this Ramadan, I can only pray and hope that better days ahead for Muslims around the world.
     
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    Aren't you forgetting israel for best of luck ?
    can israel ,arab and iran living in peace possible in any way ???

    Today we 6 August can't erase the mark on the mankind which happened in 1945 .
     
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    Free Palestine then everyone can be friends.

    On topic this may be a little too late. IMO, Pakistan should have been at the front line trying to remove the angst among these countries long ago.
     
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    Saudi invites Iran for extraordinary Muslim summit

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    AFP - Saudi King Abdullah invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for an extraordinary summit of Muslim leaders to be held this month in the holy city of Mecca, state news agency SPA reported Sunday.

    The Saudi monarch "sent a written letter to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inviting him to attend the extraordinary Islamic solidarity meeting which will be held in Mecca" in mid-August, SPA reported.

    Tensions have been running high between the Sunni-dominated kingdom and Shiite Iran as both regional powers had taken opposite stances on the uprisings in Bahrain and Syria.

    Iran had voiced support to a Shiite-led uprising in Bahrain which Saudi Arabia had sent troops to crush last year.

    In Syria, the kingdom had called for arming rebels against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad -- who belongs to the Alawite minority, an off-shoot of Shiite Islam -- while Iran has been repeatedly accused of sending military aid to the Syrian government. Tehran has denied the claims.

    Saudi Arabia last month called for the summit in a bid at "unifying the ranks" of Muslims.

    Saudi Arabia hosts the headquarters of the 57-member pan-Muslim body -- the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation which is based in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.Saudi invites Iran for extraordinary Muslim summit - FRANCE 24