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    Kuwaiti comes calling

    January 03, 2017

    Kuwait’s foreign minister made a rare visit to Tehran last Wednesday and called for frank dialogue between Iran and its regional neighbors, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

    Sabah Khaled al-Sabah’s visit, which included delivering a written message from the emir of Kuwait to President Rohani, appeared to be a step toward decreasing tension.

    “It’s necessary that the differing views and misunderstandings between the countries of the region should come to an end in a calm atmosphere and through frank dialogue,” Sabah said, according to IRNA.

    Rohani expressed support for improving relations in the region, based on “mutual respect, positive neighborhood ties and Islamic brotherhood,” according to IRNA.

    Saudi Arabia and Bahrain in January 2016 cut diplomatic relations with Iran and some other Persian Gulf states recalled their ambassadors in solidarity with the kingdom after its embassy in Tehran was torched by protesters.

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