Iran Makes New Bid for Improving Ties with Arabs

(AP) Salah Nasrawi - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met for two hours on Sunday with Iran's parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, who is also a top aide to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Larijani described the talks with Mubarak as "positive and very good." An Egyptian official said Larijani handed Mubarak a message from the Iranian leadership "dealing with Iranian-Arab relations" and "offering a new Iranian approach to resolve outstanding issues." Mubarak began a visit on Monday to the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to explore ways for the Arab world to "avert the dangers of the Western-Iranian confrontation," presidential spokesman Suleiman Awwad said.

2009-12-25 08:12:16

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