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TEHRAN, April 24 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry has dismissed new assertions by Kuwait of exclusive rights to the entirety of the Arash gas field in the Persian Gulf.This was in reaction to a joint statement by Kuwait and Jordan following a meeting between their leaders, which underscored the gas field, Durra as they call it, is situated within the Kuwaiti territorial waters, with all its resources belonging to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

In a statement, Nasser Kan’ani, the spokesman for the Iranian ministry, dismissed the remarks as invalid and said the unilateral assertion of such claims does not create any right for the claimant.

"We urge Kuwait to avoid the incorrect path of media hype on this matter and instead return to technical and legal negotiations, which is the best and most appropriate way to address the issue.” "Based on historical rights and the record of joint negotiations, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to continue discussions within a framework that ensures respect for mutual interests." The spokesman emphasized Iran’s adherence to the principle of good faith in regional interactions and stressed the need to avoid the involvement of third-party states in this matter.

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Original Article Source: Mehr News | Published on Wednesday, 24 April 2024 18:54 (about 53 days ago)