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Iran Berates GCC Statement on Three Persian Gulf Islands

Tehran has reacted to Statement 149 of foreign ministers of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regarding Iran’s ownership of three Persian Gulf islands.

Iranian FM to Visit Qatar on Wednesday: Spokesman

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will leave Tehran for Doha on Wednesday afternoon to meet Qatari officials, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman announced.

Iran to Hold Talks with GCC If Riyadh Is Not Final...

An Iranian lawmaker says Iran cannot hold negotiations with member states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council [P](GCC) if Saudi Arabia is going to have the final say.

Iranian President’s Regional Visits May Backfire

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent regional visits pose a dilemma: Whether they are in the interest of Iran and its foreign policies, or merely provide Saudi Arabia and its regional allies with clues about Tehran’s political plans in the region.

Iranian FM Offers Dialogue with Arabs on ‘Anxieties’, Violence

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has proposed the formation of a forum with the participation of Persian Gulf Arab states in order to build a common goal toward overcoming problems.

Talks between Iran, GCC to Benefit Whole Region: MP

An Iranian lawmaker maintains that negotiations between Iran and the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) will be in the interest of the entire region and reduce US presence in the Middle East.

Kuwait Not Interested in Following Saudi Policies on Iran: MP

A senior Iranian lawmaker says Kuwait is not keen to continue following up Saudi Arabia’s hostile policies towards Iran.

Kuwait Says Iran Will Take Action against Those Who Insulted Their...

Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled al-Jarallah said Iran is against those who insulted the Emir of Kuwait, and will take action against these people.

Kuwait Has Yet to Relay GCC’s Message to Iran

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says Kuwait has not delivered any specific message on part of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council ([P]GCC) to the Islamic Republic yet.

US and Britain’s Clout in Mideast Has Decreased: Kuwaiti Politician

Former Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah referred to the decreasing power of Western countries in the Middle East and highlighted the growing influence of such countries as Iran and Russia.