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Reports Say Iran's President To Visit Saudi Arabia

A Pakistani Shi'a holds a portrait of the Iranian president in a July 2006 demonstration (epa) March 1, 2007 -- Reports say Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad will travel to Saudi Arabia on March 3 for talks on the regional situation with Saudi leaders.

The visit would come at a time of political crisis in Lebanon and continued sectarian violence in Iraq.

Recent reports have suggested that Sunni-led Saudi Arabia and other states, including the United States, are eager to limit the regional influence of the Shi'ite-led government in Tehran, which appears determined to carve out a greater regional role in the Middle East.

Ahmadinejad is currently on a state visit to Sudan.

(Radio Farda, Reuters, AFP)