Kuwait welcomed Iran's willingness for dialogue with its Persian Gulf Arab neighbors, saying any talks are likely to help resolve conflict in Syria and Yemen, according to Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA.
Iranian Foreign Ministry blamed some Persian Gulf Arab states for the catastrophic situation in the region, saying that countries which are responsible for the spread of insecurity in the region are not in a position to tell others not to interfere with regional issues.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, said the Arab member states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC), which recently listed the resistance group as terrorists, do not have the interests of Lebanon in mind.
Iran should boost trade with its Persian Gulf Arab neighbors if a deal on its nuclear program sees sanctions and an oil embargo lifted, but higher Iranian crude production could worsen tensions within OPEC, analysts say.
Former spokesman for Iran's nuclear negotiating team Hossein Mousavian urged PGCC member states — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman — to engage with Iran instead of confronting it.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Saturday dismissed statement of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council meeting held in Doha over Iranian islands saying it was repetition of baseless claims with no impact on historical realities.