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Kuwait names first ambassador to Iran in over six years

Agencies | Kuwait City

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Kuwait has appointed an ambassador to Iran, both countries said yesterday, more than six years after recalling its top envoy to Tehran in solidarity with Saudi Arabia after it severed ties with the Islamic Republic in 2016. Ambassador Bader Abdullah Al-Munaikh handed his credentials to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in Tehran on Saturday, Iran's foreign ministry said on its website.

Kuwait's foreign ministry confirmed Munaikh was appointed envoy to Iran. Iran already has an ambassador in Kuwait. The United Arab Emirates is working to send an ambassador to Iran as it seeks to rebuild bridges following years of animosity, a senior Emirati official said last month.

Saudi Arabia launched direct talks with Iran last year. The kingdom's foreign minister has said there has been some progress in five rounds of Iraq-mediated discussions, but "not enough".