DUBAI, March 8 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad
Javad Zarif visited Qatar on Wednesday for talks with his Qatari
counterpart and the Gulf Arab country's ruler, Tasnim news
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Kuwait and Oman
last month, signalling that the Islamic Republic is willing to
defuse tension with the Gulf Arab states.
Gulf Arab states, including regional powerhouse Saudi
Arabia, accuse Tehran of trying to expand its influence in Arab
countries, especially in Syria, Bahrain and Yemen.
(Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin, Editing by Sami Aboudi and