Director of the Iranian President's Office: UAE changes its approach in Yemen and has different positions from Saudi Arabia

Director of the Iranian President's Office: UAE changes its approach in Yemen and has different positions from Saudi Arabia

The director of the Iranian president's office, Mahmoud Wa’ezi, said the UAE is working to change its approach to Yemen, and is now adopting new positions different from those of Saudi Arabia.

"The UAE's reduction in the number of its troops in Yemen is evidence of this change in approach," Wa’ezi was quoted by Iran's Mehr news agency as saying.

"The Gulf should remain safe, and this should be ensured through the countries of the region," he said, adding that he hoped the Gulf would be free of any foreign forces, but that it would seem difficult to implement it.

The Iranian official added that the UAE is concerned about the security of the Gulf "Persian", as it is called, and is keen to adopt ways to deal with Iran in this regard.

On the visit of a delegation from the United Arab Emirates to Iran and the purpose of the visit, Wa’ezi told reporters at the end of the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, that the UAE is trying to reconsider its position on Yemen, and change the deployment of its troops in this country, and there is a slight difference in its views with Saudi Arabia on the Yemeni issue.

The agency also touched on the meetings that brought together the commander of the Iranian border guards, Brig. Gen. Qassim Rezai, and the commander of the UAE Coast Guard, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Musleh al-Ahbabi, "to discuss ways to expand diplomatic relations and enhance border security between the two countries."

It said Rezai praised the "long history" of relations in various fields with the UAE.

The Commander of Iran’s border guards, Brig. Gen. Qassem Rezai and UAE coast guard commander Brig. Gen. Ali Mohammed Musleh al-Ahbabi, signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday to strengthen relations and establish border security, as Fares news agency reported.

"On the second day of the meeting of "Border Diplomacy" with the commander of the UAE Coast Guard, Brigadier General (Ali Mohammed Musleh al-Ahbabi) explained that the commander of the Iranian border guards, Brig. Gen. Qasim Rezai, explained that today the practical meeting was held to coordinate the border between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Arab Emirates, fortunately, led to the signing of a memorandum of understanding to promote border cooperation.

He added that regular meetings are held between the two countries every year in Tehran and Abu Dhabi, and once every six months in a border area at the invitation of both parties, and if a "border emergency" decision is taken, coordination is carried out through means of communication or attendance meetings.

The commander of the Iranian border guards stated that the holding of these meetings contributes to strengthening cooperation and strengthening border security, and also provides facilities for legitimate crossing between the border and fishermen, and to address anyone who tries to violate the security and tranquility of the two countries.

"We are very happy to be with the border guards in the Islamic Republic of Iran," UAE Coast Guard Commander Brig. Gen. Ali Mohammad Musleh al-Ahbabi was quoted as saying.


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