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UAE says Iran violates 'letter and spirit' of nuclear deal
September 23, 2017 / 12:10 AM / a month ago

UAE says Iran violates 'letter and spirit' of nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it considers that Iran violates both the “letter and spirit” of the 2015 nuclear deal agreed between the Islamic Republic and world powers.

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 22, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

“Two years have passed since Iran’s nuclear agreement with no sign of change in its hostile behavior; it continues to develop its nuclear program and violates the letter and spirit of that agreement,” UAE foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan told the U.N. General Assembly.

“Therefore we support enhanced controls on Iran’s nuclear program and continued assessment of the agreement and its provisions,” he said.

Reporting by Yara Bayoumy and Michelle Nichols; Editing by James Dalgleish

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