On Saturday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian met with his Emirati and Iraqi counterparts on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Amir-Abdollahian and Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan discussed ways to expand relations between their countries following the return of the UAE’s ambassador to Iran a month ago.
The UAE severed ties with Iran in 2016 in support of Saudi Arabia which had cut its diplomatic relations over the execution of senior Saudi cleric Sheikh Nimr.
Iran and Saudi Arabia, in the past year, have been engaged in talks brokered by Iraq to mend their relations.
Iran’s Foreign Minister also met with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussain to discuss regional collaborations.
During the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian and Hussain exchanged views on the political developments in Iraq and the region and collaborations between Tehran and Baghdad and the Persian Gulf states.