Federica Mogherini, European Union Foreign Policy Chief (Image Credit: AP)

EU offers help to de-escalate Iran-GCC tension

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Abu Dhabi: The European Union is ready to sponsor any initiatives to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf region and resume GCC-Iran dialogue, said Federica Mogherini, European Union Foreign Policy Chief, on Saturday.

“We have been calling on Iran as well as on all the other countries to take tangible actions and constructive steps to improve the situation. What we support, as the European Union, is a more cooperative regional framework and we are ready to sponsor initiatives, which could lead to de-escalation of tensions and resumption of dialogue,” Mogherini told Gulf News ahead of her participation in the Sir Bani Yas Forum held in Abu Dhabi under the Chatham House Rule of non-attribution and no reporting media.

Mogherini stressed that all nations have to avoid actions, which feed sectarianism and polarisation. “The Gulf region can only prosper if stability and good neighbourly relations prevail, but this requires...Read more...

Source: gulfnews.com