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Saudi and Kuwait now intent on cooperating with Iran in disputed maritime gas field

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait invited Iran on Wednesday to hold negotiations to determine the eastern limit of a joint, energy-rich, offshore area, the Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

The two Gulf Arab monarchies reaffirmed their right to develop the Durra natural gas field, located in this area, the Saudi Press Agency added, citing a Saudi foreign ministry statement.

The Kuwaiti government said last month that Durra is "entirely a Kuwaiti and Saudi field" and that the issue to be settled with Iran is just the demarcation of the area offshore a neutral zone shared by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia lying adjacent to Iran's maritime zone.

Iran says it has a stake in the field and considers a Saudi-Kuwaiti agreement signed last month to develop it "illegal". read more

Source: Newsbreak

Written by The Levant