KSA in talks with Iran over Laden daughter
Saudi Arabia said yesterday it is holding talks with Iran to repatriate Osama bin Laden's daughter to the kingdom after she took refuge in the Saudi embassy in Tehran.
"We consider this is a humanitarian issue," Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal told a news conference.
"We are negotiating with the Iranian government on this basis," he said.
Imam bin Laden, 17, recently fled from a family compound near Tehran to the embassy in hopes of leaving Iran, where she, several siblings and one of Osama bin Laden's wives have lived under house arrest for several years.
British newspaper The Times reported 11 of the al-Qaeda terror network chief's grandchildren were also living in the high-security compound outside Iran's capital.