After Trump's departure, Tehran: ready for dialogue with Gulf states

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that his country is ready for dialogue with the Gulf states in response to a previous invitation from Kuwait.

"We have always extended the hand of friendship to the Gulf states, because this region belongs to all its countries, and ensuring its security for the benefit of all, and destabilizing the region's security only serves a special group," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with Iranian TV.

Zarif stressed that the response was positive to Kuwait's call for dialogue with the Gulf states at the time of the late Emir of Kuwait, but the rest of the countries preferred to be patient due to the arrival of former US President Donald Trump.

Zarif considered that "the Gulf countries lost a four-year opportunity for dialogue with Iran, and now Trump is gone, and we and the Gulf states remain," adding: "The Gulf states must realize that they remain alongside Iran and American presidents change."

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