Iran has revealed that the UAE has released millions of dollars in detention and confirmed the recent exchange of visits with Abu Dhabi in an unprecedented improvement in their relations.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced that there are mutual visits between Iranian and Emirati officials, welcoming any action to lift tensions with Abu Dhabi, whose ally Saudi Arabia has betrayed.
A member of the Iranian parliament said that the UAE has released $700 million of Iranian funds that were frozen in UAE banks, noting that the financial relations between the two countries have improved recently.
MP Akbar Turki said in a statement quoted by the Iranian parliament that Iranian exchange companies have resumed their work in the Emirate of Dubai.
The Iranian MP that the UAE is seeking to get closer to Iran and repair relations with it after realizing that Western countries are unable to achieve security in the current circumstances, he said.
The Iranian parliamentarian’s statement comes in light of reports of UAE efforts to communicate with Tehran in the recent period in order to ease tensions between the two sides.
The official ISNA news agency quoted an Iranian official source as saying a UAE official had visited Tehran twice in recent weeks.
Tahnoun bin Zayed, the UAE’s national security adviser and brother of Abu Dhabi’s crown prince Mohammed bin Zayed, visited Tehran on a secret mission recently.
These and other reports suggest the UAE is taking a softer approach to Iran after oil tankers were attacked off the UAE port of Fujairah earlier this year.
The head of the Association of Iranian Merchants in the UAE, Abdul Qader Faqihi, said in August that he had seen an openness in the UAE to resume trade with Iran, adding that, as directed by Dubai officials, authorities would resume issuing business visas to Iranian merchants.
The UAE regime is stepping up its treacherous steps with its allies in Saudi Arabia by rebelling against the alliance in the Riyadh war led by Riyadh and courting Iran.
Observers highlight the inability of the UAE to continue in the Saudi coalition and bear the high costs that threaten its security and unity itself, as it finds itself in a state of defeat and decline.
This can be further refined by tracking the successive events of the past two months as a result of Abu Dhabi’s apparent withdrawal from its presence in Yemen, while advancing toward improving its relations with Iran.
Abu Dhabi is in a hurry to withdraw from the Yemeni scene ostensibly, and may be forced to withdraw tacitly because it fears that it would suffer greater losses, as the United States abandoned the protection of its allies.
The leader of the southern Yemeni resistance, Adel al-Hassani, confirms the continued presence of remnants of Emirati officers, while most of them returned to Abu Dhabi yesterday and received by Mohammed bin Zayed, noting that among the returning officers Abu Abdullah al-Tunaiji, “one of the largest officers who have come to Yemen since the year 2015 and involved in the assassinations of Aden. ”
According to al-Hassani, the UAE is working on a virtual withdrawal only while controlling the basic joints of the state, stressing the presence of Emirati forces on the coasts of cities, and that its forces still control the atmosphere and secret prisons, he said.
According to him, the UAE aims to legitimize the Southern Transitional Council, which they support, and integrate its forces into the legitimate forces and the government.
Al-Hassani said that the developments of the Jeddah agreement come in the context of the development of the relationship between the UAE and Iran, especially with the Houthis bombardment of Saudi Aramco oil company, which threatens the economy of Abu Dhabi, which depends on trade and Western companies.
Meanwhile, the Iranian presidency said that the UAE has put forward an initiative to settle political issues between the two countries.
“Iran’s foreign policy has always been to establish friendly relations with neighboring countries,” the official IRNA news agency quoted the head of the presidential office, Mahmoud Vaazi, as saying.
“All countries – even those that are in line with US policies in the region – are looking forward to resolving outstanding political issues and establishing friendly relations with Iran,” he added.
“Saudi Arabia’s literature on Iran has changed in recent years.” The Iranian official accused US politicians of “seeking to drain Arab countries’ money.” They are not helping these countries in critical circumstances, “he said.
Relations between Abu Dhabi and Tehran are tense over the three disputed islands (Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa), which the UAE says is occupied by Iran.
Tensions between the two countries have been exacerbated by the five-year conflict in Yemen between government forces backed by the Saudi-UAE alliance, despite their recent partial withdrawal, and Houthi militants accused of supporting Iran.
With certainty of statements, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani recently interrupted the leaks by confirming the exchange of official visits with the UAE and that bilateral relations are improving and some Emirati officials came to Iran and some Iranian officials went there.
Relations between Tehran and Abu Dhabi in recent months are better than they have been in the past and are now heading for better.
The second revelation from Iran comes with no answers to questions about who and what but jumps to conclusions. There is an Iranian-UAE political and security track away from Laayoune.