Hard To Believe: UAE Will Work To Defuse Middle East Tension

The United Arab Emirates seek a de-escalation of tension in the Middle East, the head of state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Tuesday, after Iran accused the United States of closing the path to diplomacy with new sanctions. “The UAE will work ... to defuse and deescalate the current threat,” Sultan al-Jaber, chief executive of ADNOC and minister of state, told a conference in London. “Now is the time for wisdom, diplomacy and the concerted efforts of the international community.”

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They do: US, Saudi Arabia, UAE and UK in joint statement:  “We call on Iran to halt any further actions which threaten regional stability, and urge diplomatic solutions to de-escalate tensions.”

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I'm sure that war does not bring good to anyone there....

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He's right. Obviously, while UAE and others want pressure on the Iran, they also fear any escalation that could easily get out of control. Time for a regional-international dialogue on stabilization...

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Stability in the Middle East is impossible mission. Instability is not from yesterday,  It's a constant over the last few decades...

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Diplomatic offensive: The US now has three high level envoys in the region, Bolton, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who was just in the UAE and US special envoy on Iran Brain Hook is in Oman....

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1 hour ago, rainman said:

The United Arab Emirates seek a de-escalation of tension in the Middle East, the head of state-run Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Tuesday, after Iran accused the United States of closing the path to diplomacy with new sanctions. “The UAE will work ... to defuse and deescalate the current threat,” Sultan al-Jaber, chief executive of ADNOC and minister of state, told a conference in London. “Now is the time for wisdom, diplomacy and the concerted efforts of the international community.”

"The Western nations don't need us any more and, therefore, won't defend us.  If we don't cooperate, we die." 

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16 hours ago, damirUSBiH said:

Stability in the Middle East is impossible mission. Instability is not from yesterday,  It's a constant over the last few decades...

I wonder why? Common denominator in all the instability is the US, and to a lesser extent EU and Israel

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16 hours ago, pinto said:

They do: US, Saudi Arabia, UAE and UK in joint statement:  “We call on Iran to halt any further actions which threaten regional stability, and urge diplomatic solutions to de-escalate tensions.”

The vast majority of the escalation is provided by the US, its sanctions and its navy. Of course the Iranians are going to react.

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