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UAE condemns assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist

4 9 14

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday condemned the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, which has been blamed on Israel.

“The Emirates condemns the crime of the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. It calls all sides to practice the greatest possible restraint so as to avoid dragging the region to new levels of instability and threats to peace,” its Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Israel and the UAE recently established diplomatic relations, a deal touted as having been accelerated by the countries’ shared concerns over Iran.

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While Abu Dhabi is part of a regional bloc that opposes the spread of Iranian influence, the United Arab Emirates has occasionally taken a softer line on Tehran than its neighbors. In February 2020, Emirati State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash told Saudi TV that the UAE supported........

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