Iran, Kuwait Plan to Discuss Border Dispute

Published May 13th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Kuwait said it would soon hold talks with Iran to discuss border differences triggered by Tehran's recent offshore drilling for gas in a disputed area, Kuwait News Agency reported Friday.  

"Iran has expressed its readiness to hold meetings with Kuwait and they will convene in the near future," Kuwaiti foreign minister Sheikh Sabah Ahmad al-Sabah was quoted by Reuters as saying.  

He did not say when or where the talks would be held over an area in the northern Gulf, which is known to be rich in oil and gas.  

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran have been locked in talks for years to agree on a tripartite point in the area to facilitate the demarcation of their sea borders in the narrow Gulf waterway - (Agencies)  





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