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Iran trying to drive wedge between US, Europe: UAE

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Filed on September 27, 2018 | Last updated on September 27, 2018 at 07.29 am
Iran trying to drive wedge between US, Europe: UAE
UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash.

(Shihab/KT)

European policy is giving Iran a sort of lifeline, Gargash said

A UAE minister warned European powers on Tuesday that it was offering Iran a glimmer of hope by trying to keep trade flowing, but that ultimately they would fall behind the United States' tough approach on Tehran.

UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash told Reuters at the United Nations General Assembly he was concerned by the public differences between the remaining European signatories to the accord - France, Britain and Germany - and the United States. All of them agree that Iran's long-term nuclear activities should be curbed, its ballistic missile programme curbed and its regional influence reigned in.

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"The faster we can bridge those opinions the better," Dr Gargash said. "The Iranians are counting on this and perhaps creating a wedge between Washington's approach and the European policy." 

 





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