UAE STATEMENT ON NEW IRAN SANCTIONS

November 4, 2018

The UAE strongly supports the US approach to addressing global concerns about Iran’s behavior.   The UAE will continue to work closely with the US, regional allies, and other responsible nations to apply all the tools of diplomacy and statecraft to hold Iran accountable for its destabilizing activities in the Middle East and beyond.    Iran must stop its proliferation of ballistic missiles, end its support of violent proxies, cease plotting terrorist bombings, and discontinue its incitement of sectarian and ethnic division.  Instead, Iran must respect the sovereignty of all states and should act to normalize relations with its neighbors who are eager to welcome it as a positive contributor to peace and prosperity in the region.

-Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba