UAE concerned about Iran`s nuclear programme

  • 29/06/2006

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has voiced concern over the environmental impact of Iran's nuclear programme. UAE foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan raised the issue in Abu Dhabi at a joint news conference with German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who echoed Western fears regarding Iran's nuclear programme.

Unlike Iran, Arab states rely on seawater for drinking since the Arabian peninsula has no rivers and limited groundwater. "If the Gulf is polluted from their nuclear programme it will affect the life of people in this region,' said Abdullah.

Abdullah said a delegation of the Gulf Cooperation Council

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