Ahmadinejad Invites Jordan King to Visit Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday invited Jordan's King Abdullah II to visit Tehran, in a letter delivered by top aid Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie, a palace statement said.

"His majesty met Esfandiar Rahim Mashaie, who delivered a letter from President Ahmadinejad about bilateral ties as well as regional and international issues," it said.

"The letter also included an invitation to his majesty to visit Iran."

The king told Mashaie he was "keen to develop Iranian-Jordanian relations in line with a clear foundation," the statement said.

He said he and Ahmadinejad "should discuss means to boost bilateral ties at a summit either in Amman or Tehran."