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Zarif: meeting with Saudi counterpart has strengthened Saudi-Iranian ties

DUBA - Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said a meeting he held with his Saudi counterpart on Sunday would bring a new chapter in ties between their countries, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported.
Ties between the two rival Gulf powers have long been strained on a wide variety of issues.
"Both my Saudi counterpart and I believe that this meeting will be the first page of a new chapter in our two countries' relations," the agency quoted Zarif as saying after an hour-long meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.
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