RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 27 (UPI) -- The interior ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia held security talks in Riyadh Sunday to boost cooperation between them.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdul Wahid Mousavi Lari held a joint news conference with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. Lari said ties between the two nations are strong, adding that "great strides have been taken within the framework of our security accord."
Lari said talks with Prince Nayef focused on "mutual interests."
His visit came after Iranian authorities handed over an unspecified number of suspected al-Qaida terrorists to the kingdom since the beginning of 2003.
Prince Nayef said his government and Tehran agreed on many issues, but that "with the circumstances in the region, there are new developments that need to be discussed from time to time."