Monday, December 6, 2021

UAE Wants Closer Ties With Iran

Both sides discussed bilateral relations between the two nations and potential ways to enhance these ties. (Twitter: @AnwarGargash)  

Al Jazeera: UAE’s top security official visits Iran to develop ‘warm ties’  

Meeting comes after Saudi Arabia also held direct talks with Iran in an effort to resolve differences. 

Tehran, Iran – The UAE’s top national security adviser Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan is on a visit to Iran for high-level talks that are seen as a possible sign of thawing relations between the two countries. 

Sheikh Tahnoon, a brother of the country’s de facto ruler and Abu Dhabi’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed, discussed improving bilateral ties and developments in regional affairs in the capital Tehran on Monday. 

He first met his counterpart Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), before meeting Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi. According to an Iranian readout of the meeting, Shamkhani said developing “warm and friendly” ties with neighbours is Iran’s top priority in foreign policy.  

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UAE Wants Closer Ties With Iran  

Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran amid nuclear talks -- AP  

UAE security official pays rare visit to Iran to discuss ties, regional issues -- Reuters  

Top UAE adviser makes rare trip to Iran, seeking to boost strained ties -- Times of Israel 

Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan received by Ebrahim Raisi, President of Iran -- Gulf News  

UAE’s Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed meets with Iranian leader -- Arab News

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