Kuwaiti official urges dialogue between PGCC states, Iran

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA – Former Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah called for dialogue between Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) states and Iran on regional developments.

Addressing a gathering of foreign and local experts on Thursday, he added that despite different opinions, PGCC is hopeful that conditions for resuming dialogue with Iran will be prepared.

The real and constructive consultations would be based on respecting territorial integrity and complying with international principles and non-interference in other sides' internal affairs, said the Kuwaiti politician close to the government of Kuwait.

He pointed to political changes in the region over the past years, saying that regional developments have taken a course in recent years in such a way that the US and Britain's clout in the region has declined, but positions of countries such as Russia, Iran and Turkey has been fortified.

Today, countries such as Syria and Libya are grappling with a number of problems and global community has failed to reach a consensus to resolve the crises, he said.

Arab world is currently paying for extremist groups' access to power in certain states.