Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says Iraq has no intention of improving relations with Saudi Arabia unless Riyadh reaches out to Baghdad.
Mr. Maliki says the Saudis have seen Iraq's previous diplomatic gestures as a sign of weakness.
Iraqi-Saudi relations have been strained since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 that toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, and led to the formation of a Shi'ite-dominated government.
Saudi Arabia is a Sunni-dominated country.
Iraq has been eager to improve diplomatic ties with its Arab neighbors. But Saudi Arabia, which re-established diplomatic ties with Iraq in 2004 has yet to appoint an ambassador to Baghdad.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.