Officials say a high-level UAE delegation to visit Iran soon

A view shows traffic on Azadi street in Iran's capital Tehran, April 20, 2021. (AFP) November 18, 2021 A top delegation from the United Arab Emirates will visit Tehran soon as the Gulf state works to reduce tensions with Iran, officials told Reuters on Wednesday. A Gulf official said a high-level delegation is expected [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|UAE|

UAE working to de-escalate tensions with Iran, no interest in confrontation: Gargash

Emirati Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks during a news conference in Dubai, UAE, Aug. 13, 2018. (AP) November 16, 2021 The UAE is working to de-escalate tensions with Iran in a move towards diplomacy and a step away from confrontation, Anwar Gargash, diplomatic advisor to the UAE President, said [...]

By |November 16th, 2021|Middle East, UAE|

Israel, UAE, Bahrain, US hold major Red Sea drill ‘to counter Iran’s aggression’

F/A-18F Super Hornets launch from the flight deck of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Arabian Gulf, July 29, 2019. (US Navy) November 12, 2021 The navies of Israel, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain launched a joint exercise in the Red Sea this week, in response to their [...]

By |November 12th, 2021|Bahrain, Israel, Middle East, North America, UAE, USA|

Ahmadinejad ends Dubai trip early after it kicks up storm in Tehran

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Dubai Expo 2021. (Supplied) October 18, 2021 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ended his Dubai trip on Sunday after the Iranian Consulate prevented him from holding a press conference, sources told Iran International. Officials blocked reporters entering the venue, the Iranian Club Dubai, the sources in the United Arab [...]

By |October 18th, 2021|UAE|

Dana Gas says tribunal awards it $607.5 mln in Iran deal dispute

Facilities at the South Pars gas field are illuminated at night in Assaluyeh, Iran. (Reuters) September 28, 2021 United Arab Emirates energy firm Dana Gas DANA.AD said on Tuesday an international arbitration tribunal had awarded it $607.5 million in a gas supply dispute with National Iranian Oil Co. The dispute concerns a 25 year gas [...]

By |September 28th, 2021|UAE|

Arab countries call for inspection of all Iranian nuclear sites

Arab ministers discuss stopping Tehran’s destabilizing policies that threaten global security and stability at the Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo. (SPA) September 10, 2021 Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt called for a “rapid and comprehensive inspection” of all Iranian nuclear sites on Thursday. Gathering on the sidelines of an Arab League [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Bahrain, Egypt, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

UAE vice president meets Iran foreign minister at Baghdad summit

UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum attending the opening session of the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, Jan 5, 2021. (AFP) August 28, 2021 UAE's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai met with Iran's foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, on the sidelines of [...]

By |August 28th, 2021|Iraq, UAE|

Israeli officials say cargo ship possibly attacked en route to UAE, checking if Iran forces stand behind it

Israeli-owned Bahamian-flagged MV Helios Ray cargo ship docked in Dubai's Mina Rashid (Port Rashid) cruise terminal, Feb 28, 2021. (AFP) July 3, 2021 Israeli defence officials were checking whether Iranian forces were behind a possible attack on a cargo ship under partial Israeli ownership on Saturday on its way from Jeddah to the [...]

By |July 3rd, 2021|Israel, UAE|

US sells off Iranian crude oil seized off coast of UAE

An Iranian oil tanker is seen floating on the Gulf. (AFP) May 31, 2021 The U.S. has sold some 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing an oil tanker off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, court documents and government statistics show. The Iranian crude oil showed up in new figures [...]

By |May 31st, 2021|North America, UAE, USA|

Israel navy on alert after freight ship hit by Iranian missile off UAE coast

Israeli-owned Bahamian-flagged MV Helios Ray cargo ship docked in Dubai's Mina Rashid (Port Rashid) cruise terminal, Feb 28, 2021. (AFP) April 13, 2021 The Israeli navy is on high alert after an Israel-owned freight ship was struck by an Iranian missile in the Arabian Sea, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent. Two maritime [...]

By |April 13th, 2021|Israel, UAE|