Iran’s deputy overseas minister pledges ‘new chapter’ in Iran-UAE relations

Iran and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to usher in a “new chapter” of their relations, Iran’s deputy overseas minister stated following his journey to the Gulf nation on Wednesday.

Ali Bagheri Kani, who additionally serves as Iran’s high nuclear negotiator, met in Dubai with UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khalifa Shaheen and Anwar Gargash, the diplomatic adviser to the Emirati president. 

Emirati state information company WAM stated the assembly “emphasized the importance of strengthening relations on the basis of good neighborliness and mutual respect.”

“We agreed to open a new chapter,” Kani tweeted following his assembly with the senior Emirati officers, whom he described as “friendly and cordial.”

The two nations preserve diplomatic relations regardless of typically being at loggerheads over the conflicts in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere. Last yr, Iran slammed the UAE’s determination to strike a normalization accord with Israel.

The UAE has referred to as for “collective diplomacy” between the Gulf states and Iran and says it has taken steps to de-escalate tensions. In 2019, Abu Dhabi shunned instantly blaming Tehran for an assault on 4 oil tankers off the Emirati coast. 

Kani’s go to to the UAE comes because the United States and different world powers put together for the resumption of nuclear negotiations in Vienna which are scheduled for Nov. 29. 

Abu Dhabi supported former President Donald Trump’s determination to unilaterally withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, partly as a result of the deal didn’t tackle Iran’s ballistic missile program and proxy exercise within the area. President Joe Biden has sought to resurrect the deal, which supplied Iran sanctions reduction in trade for curbs on its nuclear program. 

US Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley and different senior officers just lately visited the UAE, in addition to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, to debate the upcoming seventh spherical of nuclear talks.

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