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Gulf leaders meet to discuss regional and international matters

The three rulers of the Gulf’s richest nations meet amid Iran talks

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Saudi King Abdullah received the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait on Saturday to discuss common matters of interest between the three nations.

King Abdullah, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani of Qatar and Kuwait’s Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah discussed ways to enhance regional cooperation in all fields, according to Al Arabiya.

During the meeting, the three members of the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council also reviewed several international issues.

The meeting between the three Gulf rulers comes amid talks in Geneva between Western powers and Iran on the Islamic republic's nuclear program.

Iran is being accused by world powers of using its nuclear program to develop weapons but the Iranian government denies the charges.

At present, areas of rivalry between Tehran and Riyadh include the crises in Syria and Egypt as well as the ongoing tensions in Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq.