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Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba Discusses Regional Security with The Atlantic

August 28, 2017

In an interview with The Atlantic, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba discusses Qatar, Iran and regional security. He highlights Qatar’s support for extremist groups and notes Iran’s destabilizing behavior.

“If Qatar changes behavior, it’s excellent, we’d welcome them back into the tent immediately,” says the Ambassador. “If they don’t…then we wish them good luck, but they can’t do that and be our friends at the same time.”

Ambassador Al Otaiba also discusses the UAE’s positive vision for the future of the region. “I think there are open-minded dynamic, young Arab leaders who want to see a very stable, prosperous Middle East,” he says.

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