TEHRAN, Iran – The foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia on Saturday said their countries were opposed to a U.S. military strike against Iraq.
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and his Iranian counterpart Kamal Kharrazi, said their countries, which flank Iraq on the east and west, were against "any U.S. military attack on Iraq or any other Muslim or Arab countries," Iran's state-run radio said.
Al-Faisal arrived in Tehran, the Iranian capital, on a one-day visit amid growing world discussion about a potential U.S. military attack on Iraq.
Toppling President Saddam Hussein is a stated policy of the Bush administration, which accuses the Iraqi leader of stockpiling weapons of mass destruction.
Al-Faisal is expected to meet Iranian President Mohammad Khatami for talks on regional and bilateral issues, the official Iranian Republic News Agency reported.
Saudi-Iranian relations have improved significantly since Khatami, a moderate cleric, was first elected in 1997. Khatami made a historic trip to Saudi Arabia in 1999.