Meeting of Islamic nations focuses Saudi-Iran fallout

A top Iranian diplomat is in Saudi Arabia attending an extraordinary meeting at the headquarters of the world's largest body of Islamic nations to discuss the Saudi-Iran diplomatic crisis.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi is the first Iranian official to visit the kingdom since Saudi Arabia severed ties with Iran after a mob ransacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran to protest the execution of a prominent Saudi Shiite cleric.

Saudi Arabia then called for a meeting to discuss the fallout among foreign ministers of the 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which includes Iran, but is headquartered in the Sunni kingdom.

In his remarks at the OIC meeting Thursday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir accused the kingdom's Shiite rival of inciting sectarianism in the region.