Pakistan launches efforts to end Riyadh-Tehran standoff


RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman met with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammed Nawaz Sharif at Al-Yamamah Palace on Monday to discuss bilateral ties and Middle East tensions.

Sharif, who was accompanied by Pakistani army chief Raheel Sharif and several other ministers, held talks about efforts to end rifts between Iran and the Kingdom. Sharif is expected to visit Tehran on his return home, and will meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.