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Iran Says It is Seeking Stronger Cooperation With US Ally Saudi Arabia

Foreign minister says recent nuclear deal with P5+1 countries should not be viewed as a threat

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(Reuters) – Iran said on Sunday it wanted stronger cooperation with U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, as it seeks to ease concerns among Gulf Arab neighbors about a potential resurgence in its influence following a nuclear deal with world powers.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, on a tour of Gulf Arab states, said after talks in Kuwait that no date had been set for an expected visit to Sunni Muslim power Saudi Arabia, Shi'ite Iran's main regional rival.

But he suggested the nuclear deal reached in Geneva on November 24 should not be seen as a threat.