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Statement by UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba on Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks on US Iran Policy

May 21, 2018

The UAE welcomes Secretary Pompeo’s remarks on Iran, and supports the Trump Administration’s commitment to challenge Iran’s destabilizing activities. Its ballistic missile program and extensive use of extremist proxy organizations in Yemen and Lebanon demonstrate that Iran continues to be the most destabilizing influence in the region. The UAE will work closely with the US and international community to intensify efforts to address Iran’s provocative behavior and create a more secure region.