Sharif to play peacemaker between S. Arabia, Iran

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Karachi, Jan. 16 (ANI): In a bid to mend ties between the arch rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit both countries.

The two countries turned hostile towards each other after the Saudi Arabian authorities executed a prominent Shia cleric, reports The Express Tribune.

Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid informed that Sharif would visit Riyadh on Monday and meet with King Salman.

On Tuesday the premier will meet with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif will accompany him .

Meanwhile, Sharif has extended support to Riyadh’s initiative to form coalition of Islamic states against terror.(ANI)

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