Gulf Arab power UAE chides EU over opening to Iran

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech to the nation in TehranBy William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) – Gulf Arab power the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday criticized the European Union for seeking Iranian cooperation in stabilizing the region, saying that an "aggressive" Tehran was helping to polarize the countries there, A senior UAE official said that EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who visited Iran this week, failed to understand Iran's aims and her praise for the commitment shown by its negotiators in nuclear talks appeared misplaced. Prior to her visit, Mogherini wrote in Britain's Guardian newspaper that EU foreign ministers had asked her to explore ways in which the bloc could promote a more cooperative regional framework involving Iran following the nuclear agreement between Terhan and world powers.


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