Iran leader calls for closer ties with Gulf states

Jun 02, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT
An Islamic cleric is assisted to a mosque on June 1, 2014 in the desert town of Yazd, Iran.
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Tehran has upped its outreach to U.S.-allied countries in an effort to rebuild relations strained by the war in Syria. Tensions with countries like Saudi Arabia have further been strained by worries over Iran's nuclear capabilities. 

Background:

Top Iran leader urges closer ties with Arab states [ABC News]

Iran makes headway on its Gulf diplomatic push [Blouin Beat]