Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah proposed a new initiative to establish peace and safety in Iraq on Monday (November 1st), Arab News reported.
"Saudi Arabia will leave no stone unturned to support the Iraqi people and provide them assistance to achieve peace and security in their country," the cabinet said after its weekly meeting.
King Abdullah invited Iraqi parties such as President Jalal Talabani and others who took part in the elections and reconciliation process to attend talks in Riyadh after Hajj. The talks, which will be in partnership with the Arab League, will be aimed at resolving the issues Iraq faces in forming a unified government in Baghdad.
Both Iyad Allawi, head of the Al-Iraqiyah bloc and Nouri al-Maliki, head of the National Alliance, welcomed the king's initiative.