Egyptian official: Arab states should cooperate with Iran
The Arab countries in the Persian Gulf and Iran need to cooperate for the sake of their common interests, Egypt's presidential candidate Amr Moussa said, Press Tv reported with reference to Fars News Agency.
"Undoubtedly, Iran is a brother nation and a significant neighbor and country in the region, and I have always called for dialog with Iran, not only as the Arab League chief, but also when I was in charge of Egypt's Foreign Ministry and insisted that Iran-Egypt ties should not be cut off," Moussa.
I have always urged the settlement of Arab-Iranian differences through dialog and negotiations, the outgoing Secretary General of the Arab League said.
Iran and some neighboring Arab countries have differences over a number of issues, such as the legal status of the three Persian Gulf islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb, and Abu Musa and also the historical name of the Persian Gulf.