‘Issue in Arab-Iran Relations is Iran’s Desire for Expansion’
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash said today a political solution in Yemen “is possible without Iran.” Gargash made the comments during an interview on Sunday with Sky News Arabia.
Gargash added that presence of Hezbollah-like militias in Southern Arabian Peninsula is not acceptable, and that the Huthis could be part of the political process based on their real size and not on their arms.
On the upcoming summit at Camp David, Gargash said, “The GCC leaders will demand a political commitment from the United States that guarantees that the results of its (nuclear) agreement with Iran will ensure that Iran’s policy will be less expansionist and will respect its Arab neighbors.”
“The major issue in Arab-Iran relations is Iran’s desire for expansion,” Minister Gargash said. (mofa.gov.ae)
“The nuclear agreement between the West and Iran created a new dynamic… Indications say it is not in the interests of moderate Iranians,” he said, adding that the nuclear agreement will help Iran’s expansion at the expense of Arabs.
Photo credit: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Mohammed Gargash during an interview with Sky News Arabia; 10 May 2015 (mofa.gov.ae)