Is an Iranian-Gulf Arab Rapprochement in the Works?

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Khaled al-Sabah’s visit to Tehran on January 25 was officially billed as a bilateral meeting, but also widely reported to have included a broader outreach to Iran by Kuwait’s partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council, including Iran’s major regional rival, Saudi Arabia.

Is an Iranian-Gulf Arab Rapprochement in the Works?
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Khaled al-Sabah to their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 25. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

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