RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A diplomatic chill between Iran and Saudi Arabia deepened Wednesday when Iran's foreign minister postponed a visit to Riyadh.
Manouchehr Mottaki is making official visits in the Gulf region, and has visited Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman, but put off his Saudi meeting, the BBC reported.
The rift began Monday when Saudi Arabia expressed concerns over Iran's political involvement with Iraq, which borders both countries.
Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr lashed out at the Saudi complaints, saying he did not wish to be lectured by "some Bedouin riding a camel."
Iran's Foreign Ministry has rejected allegations that Iranians are infiltrating Iraq.