Pompeo calls Sheikh Abdullah after US action in Iraq

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Abu Dhabi - UAE has said that wisdom and political solutions must prevail to de-escalate Iran-US tensions.

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Published: Wed 8 Jan 2020, 9:51 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jan 2020, 12:16 PM

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on Tuesday, regarding the situation in the region. 
Secretary Pompeo discussed President Donald Trump's recent decision to take decisive defensive action in response to imminent threats to American lives. The Secretary thanked the UAE minister for his partnership and for recognising the threats posed by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Al Quds Force and by the Iranian regime in general.
The US Secretary of State made clear that they do not seek war and remain committed to de-escalation.

In the early hours of Wednesday, Iran fired missiles on Iraqi airbases used by the US, in retaliation for the US drone strike on Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Gargash on Friday had said that wisdom and political solutions must prevail over confrontation and escalation, in comments published on Twitter.
The UAE had also strongly condemned the attack on the US embassy in Baghdad.

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