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UAE urges Security Council to act ‘immediately’, end Iran’s weapons supply to Houthis

A picture taken on June 19, 2018 shows debris of Iranian-made Ababil drones displayed Abu Dhabi, which the Emirati armed forces say were used by Houthi rebels in Yemen in battles against the Arab coalition forces. (AFP) September 17, 2018 The United Arab Emirates told the UN Security Council on Friday that the [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|UAE, Yemen|

US disrupts Iran finance operation in UAE to squeeze Tehran

Iranian banknotes and foreign coins are displayed by a vendor on a side walk of the Ferdowsi Street in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (Getty) July 12, 2018 The United States and the United Arab Emirates have broken up a network funnelling illicit funds to Iran as Washington steps up a drive [...]

By |July 12th, 2018|North America, UAE, USA|

UAE freezes accounts of 9 Iranian individuals, entities as part of terror list

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) building. (WAM) July 4, 2018 The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) issued an order to freeze the funds and assets of nine Iranian individuals and entities on UAE’s terror list. The Authority issued a circular to all companies working in regulated securities and commodities about the required [...]

By |July 4th, 2018|UAE|

UAE puts nine Iranian entities, individuals on terrorism list

UAE cabinet issued Ministerial Resolution No. 24 of 2018, which included the nine entities and individuals supporting terrorism. (Getty) May 11, 2018 The  United Arab Emirates listed on Thursday nine Iranian entities and individuals on the terrorism list for transferring funds to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. According to the statement published by WAM, [...]

By |May 11th, 2018|UAE|

UAE official calls for international action to end “Iranian occupation” of disputed islands

UAE’s Federal National Council (FNC), said the UAE has a firm position on the three disputed islands and will not abandon its claim over them. (Getty) By Ahmad Majidyar April 10, 2018 A senior official of the United Arab Emirates has called on Iran to end its “occupation” of the three islands of [...]

By |April 10th, 2018|UAE|

Tripartite committee to confront Iran’s malign influence

The White House is pictured at sunset in Washington, November 19, 2013. (REUTERS) By Heba El Koudsy March 27, 2018 The National Security Advisers of the US, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates have discussed at the White House efforts to counter Iran’s provocative behavior. The White House said on Monday that the [...]

By |March 27th, 2018|North America, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA|

Saudi Arabia, UAE and US plan security forum to address Iran’s ‘malign activity’

A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen in Tehran in September 2017. A new trilateral security forum will address Iran’s alleged malign activity in the Middle East. (Reuters) By Ben Flanagan March 21, 2018 Saudi Arabia, the UAE and US are launching a trilateral security [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|North America, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA|

Trump discusses Iran in calls with Saudi crown prince, UAE leaders

Trump thanked them for highlighting ways that Gulf Arab states “can better counter Iranian destabilizing activities”. (AFP) February 28, 2018 US President Donald Trump discussed Iran’s “destabilizing activities” and other security and economic issues in separate telephone calls with senior Saudi and Emirati leaders on Tuesday, the White House said. In calls with [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|North America, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA|

Iran existential threat to UAE, Saudi, says top US lawmaker

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan. (AP) By Samir Salama January 28, 2018 The United States is taking concrete steps to rein in Iran expansion, which poses an existential threat to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Those steps include stopping [...]

By |January 28th, 2018|Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Emirati gets 15-year jail term for spying for Iran

The court sentenced a 28-year-old Emirati, identified as H.A.M.M., to 15 years for spying for Iran. (Istock) By Abdulla Rasheed December 28, 2017 The Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeals on Tuesday issued tough rulings in a range of cases related to state security, handing out jail sentences ranging from three to 15 years. [...]

By |December 28th, 2017|UAE|