Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs and chief negotiator, has arrived in Abu Dhabi to talk with the three European JCPOA signatories and strengthen diplomatic relations with the UAE.
In a recent tweet, Bagheri Kani stated that diplomatic discussions were held in Abu Dhabi with representatives from Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, where a wide range of topics and shared concerns were addressed. These engagements occurred concurrently with reports of the United States' efforts to revive the nuclear agreement using an interim "less for less" " approach. The proposed objective would be to establish measures to restrict or control the existing hazardous levels of uranium enrichment in return for enabling other nations to unfreeze Iran's withheld funds. Although both Iran and the United States denied nearing a deal, they acknowledged the existence of these communications.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani said that "Iran's government has never left the negotiation table and has shown its readiness to conduct serious and substantive negotiations to reach a conclusion,”
Earlier, Bagheri Kani traveled to the UAE to discuss expanding met bilateral cooperation and reviewing regional issues with Emirati officials. Bagheri Kani met Anwar Mohammed Gargash, senior diplomatic advisor to the United Arab Emirates President, and Khalifa Shaheen Almarar, Minister of State within the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The Iranian diplomat reiterated that regional security and stability hinge on the cooperation of all countries in the region for development and progress.
Bagheri Kani, Anwar Mohammed Gargash, and Khalifa Shaheen Almarar
Bagheri Kani has reiterated President Ebrahim Raisi's" statement that the "bridge of friendship and brotherhood" between the countries in the Persian Gulf region has created a "clear vision of stability and development" for the people of the region, adding that consolidation of mutual political trust between the two countries is the key to the stability of relations between Iran and the UAE in the new era.
Iran continues its political campaign to distance the Gulf countries from Israel by improving its relations with them. Iran is harnessing renewed diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia to improve relations with the other Gulf states, especially the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which have normalized relations with Israel.