Diplomatic solution sought to Iranian threat to shipping

Issue 1086 - 02 Aug 2019
A seven-member delegation from the UAE Coast Guard led by Brigadier General Mohammad Al-Ahbabi made an unexpected trip to Tehran on 30 July to meet their Iranian counterparts, according to local media reports in Iran (but unannounced by the UAE). It was the sixth such meeting between the two countries’ coastguards, but the first since October 2013 and a further sign of Abu Dhabi’s apparent appetite for a diplomatic solution to the threats to Gulf shipping.

Want to read more?

Medium article


(Access to one 401-800 word article)

Subscribe to Gulf States Newsletter

View subscription options

Don't have an account?

Register for access to our free content

An account also allows you to view selected free articles and set up news alerts.


Want to see more articles like this?

Search our archive or set up custom notifications to be alerted about new content.

Contact us

Jon Marks
Editorial director

Dominic Dudley

Harry Randle Marsh
Subscriptions and sales

Tel: +44 (0)1424 721667