Iran seeking better relations with Arab states

By Jason Rezaian, December 4, 2013

TEHRAN — After reaching an interim nuclear deal with major world powers, Iran’s government is turning its attention to mending strained relations with its Arab neighbors.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has spent the past week crisscrossing the Persian Gulf, visiting leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to advance what he called a shared desire to ease the Iranian-Arab hostility of recent years.

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