Iranian state media reported that Tehran told the United Arab Emirates on Saturday that it was giving top priority to improving relations with its neighbors, a day after the UAE raised concerns about Tehran’s nuclear program.
UAE representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency Hamad Al-Kaabi told reporters on Friday that the UAE expects Iran to cooperate with the agency to provide assurances to the international community and the region regarding to its nuclear program.
State media said Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, in a phone call with his Emirati counterpart, referred to “the priority of neighbors in Iran’s foreign policy and called for more consultations… to expand bilateral relations.” .
In 2019, the United Arab Emirates, US allies, began communicating with Iran after years of strained relations between them.
Proximity talks between the two archenemies, Tehran and Washington, to revive the 2015 nuclear deal have failed since March, with Tehran restricting the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ability to monitor Iran’s nuclear program after a dispute with it. .