Qatari emir makes outreach effort to Iran's president

September 13, 2016 12:35 PM

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Qatar's emir has spoken with the Iranian president in an outreach effort that could help ease tensions between Sunni Gulf Arab states and Shiite-majority Iran.

The official Qatar News Agency says Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani offered his greetings Monday to President Hasan Rouhani to mark the start of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha, and discussed issues including terrorism and the "principles of good neighborliness."

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