Arab League chief urges talks with Iran on regional disputes

December 23, 2008 17:29

Arabs and Iranians should sit together to try to resolve their regional disputes, including the Persian nation's nuclear ambitions, Arab League chief Amr Moussa said Tuesday. Moussa's statement is the first by a top Arab official amid increasing regional tension over a host of issues, including Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and the Gulf security. Moussa also warned that Arabs should not let the Iranians and foreign powers to determine the fate of the region on their own, a reference to efforts by international powers to negotiate a deal with Iran. US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany have offered Iran a package of incentives in return of suspending its enrichment efforts and enters into talks on its nuclear program.

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