IRAN REACHES OUT TO ARABS

Iran has reiterated that its nuclear programme is not aimed at making nuclear weapons, and stressed that it seeks peaceful coexistence with other countries in the region.

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Iran has reiterated that its nuclear programme is not aimed at making nuclear weapons, and stressed that it seeks peaceful coexistence with other countries in the region.
This came during talks between His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, also attended the talks. Shaikh Mohammed and President Ahmadinejad also discussed ways to bolster regional stability, peace and the process of development. Shaikh Mohammed led a high-level delegation and was accorded a red-carpet welcome upon arrival in Teheran. This is the highest-ranking UAE official visit to Iran since the Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. The UAE vice-president met Iranian Vice-President Parviz Davoodi and discussed bilateral cooperation. “The UAE is committed to fostering cordial relations with friendly and sisterly countries. Iran is a neighbouring Muslim country with which we share common interests,” Shaikh Mohammed told.