Iran trusts brotherly state of UAE foreign minister

Iran Materials 10 January 2007 11:30

(IRNA) - Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said that the brotherly state of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will never allow other party to act against Iran.

He said in a joint press conference with visiting UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed an-Nahyan that friendly cooperation between Tehran and Abu Dhabi will not be against any country, reports Trend.

An-Nahyan said that the UAE is willing to develop cooperation with Iran adding that both Iran and the UAE call for peace and stability in the region and the two Muslim nations are influential members of the entire Muslim World.

Responding to a question on the speculation that the United States and Israeli regime may use regional states as a base for attacking Iran, an-Nahyan said that such a mad speculation is not correct adding, "My presence in Iran is a clear indication that the United Arab Emirates is Iran's friend and will remain so."