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October 14, 2014 11:45 am

Iran Lashes Out at Saudi Arabia After FM Calls Islamic Republic ‘Part of the Problem’ in MidEast

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Associated Press – Iran’s Foreign Ministry warned Saudi Arabia on Tuesday that comments calling it “part of the problem” in the Middle East may damage diplomatic ties, the country’s state news agency reported.

Saudi Arabia, a Sunni powerhouse, and Iran, the dominant Shiite force in the Middle East, long have viewed each other with suspicion. However the two countries have recently tried to get closer ties through bilateral meetings and visits.

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