UAE FM: Iran violates ‘letter and spirit’ of nuclear deal

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The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it considers that Iran violates both the “letter and spirit” of the 2015 nuclear deal agreed between the Islamic Republic and world powers.

“Two years have passed since Iran’s nuclear agreement with no sign of change in its hostile behavior; it continues to develop its nuclear program and violates the letter and spirit of that agreement,” UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan told the UN General Assembly.

“Therefore we support enhanced controls on Iran’s nuclear program and continued assessment of the agreement and its provisions,” he said.

UAE Foreign minister affirmed his country’s commitment and sovereign right to the three islands occupied by Iran.

Regarding Qatar crisis, Sheikh Abdullah said that the anti-terror states have taken the necessary measures to stop Qatar 's support for terrorism.

UAE foreign minister also praised Saudi Arabia’s leadership in providing humanitarian support to the Yemeni people.

He condemned the violence and the mass displacement of Rohingya Muslims affirming the UAE’s humanitarian approach in supporting refugees.

(With Reuters)

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