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|

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways to end Tehran flights in January

Etihad Airways will scrap flights to Tehran on Jan. 24. (Reuters) December 20, 2017 Etihad Airways will scrap flights to Tehran on Jan. 24, the latest route to be dropped as the Abu Dhabi airline pursues a strategy review. The airline launched the review in 2016 that has also seen it sell or [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|UAE|

UAE official: Iran is seeking to exploit Jerusalem plight to achieve its agenda

Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs talks to the media during a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (AP) December 19, 2017 UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar Gargash, said on Monday that the Iran’s political discourse and policies are moving on three [...]

By |December 19th, 2017|UAE|

Iranian newspapers renew support for Houthi-fired missiles targeting Gulf countries

Iranian newspaper Kayhan incites Houthis to launch more missiles at countries participating in the Arab Coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen. (Asharq Al-Awsat) December 6, 2017 Iranian newspapers supported the Tehran-backed Houthi group in Yemen in their launching of a cruise missile at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates. [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen|

UAE minister warns against ‘Iranian or Turkish solution’ to Syrian conflict

Anwar Gargash arrives for a press conference in Dubai on June 24, 2017. (AP) November 28, 2017 The UAE’S Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Monday through his Twitter account that a solution to the Syrian conflict “cannot be Iranian or Turkish,” urging a stronger Arab role to the [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Syria, UAE|