Iran tells MBZ it will hit UAE in response to a US attack
Threat given to Mohammed bin Zayed directly, hours before Emirati statement condemning assassination of nuclear scientist
30 November 2020
Tehran “directly” contacted Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed last weekend, threatening the United Arab Emirates in the event of any US attack on Iran, a top-level UAE source told Middle East Eye.
The Iranians are on high alert following the assassination on Friday of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the architect of Iran’s military nuclear programme, east of Tehran.
Though Fakhrizadeh’s killing has been claimed off the record by Israeli intelligence sources to the New York Times, Iran has feared attacks by the United States too, believing outgoing president Donald Trump could lash out before his term ends on 20 January.
Read more at https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/iran-uae-mbz-us-attack-hit-response
Iran Says It Won’t Fall Into Trap of Sabotaging US Talks
Iran wants to avoid provoking tensions with the US in the wake of the assassination of one of its top scientists
Posted on All eyes are on Iran to see how they respond to the killing of one of their top scientists. The attack is widely believed to have been carried out by Israel to sabotage a future Biden administration’s efforts to return to diplomacy with Iran. Iranian officials are making it clear that they do not intend to fall into the trap.
“Iran’s scientific and defense policies won’t change because of the assassination of one scientist or general,” Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said in a statement on Sunday. Iran “shouldn’t fall into the trap of linking the assassination to past nuclear negotiations,” he said.
Read more at https://news.antiwar.com/2020/11/29/iran-says-it-wont-fall-into-trap-of-sabotaging-us-talks/