Amid India-Iran balance, is postponed visit good news?


One plausibility is that Iran no longer has the influence it had over the Houthis and does not currently control the narrative. But that still doesn’t explain why Iran-backed Iraqi militias should now target the Saudis. It is therefore also entirely possible that, even if on the one hand Iran engages in talks with its Sunni rivals, it on the other hand intensifies the pressure on them in a show of force as it pursues the negotiations for the revival of the JCPOA. As such, the United States on February 4 reinstated sanctions waivers on Iran to allow international nuclear cooperation projects.

As strategic partners, India’s ties with them today encompass a wide range of cooperation, including in the areas of politics, deference, security, economy, trade and counter-terrorism. terrorism. India is part of the new Middle Eastern quadrangle which is beginning to take shape, along with the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the United States.

The day after the Houthi attacks on the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), S. Jaishankar, in a phone call with his UAE counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan, condemned the attacks , calling them “unacceptable” and “against all”. civilized standards”. Although India has taken no official position in the conflict in Yemen, it has helped Abu Dhabi by facilitating the treatment of war casualties in Yemen. At the United Nations, the representative of the United Arab Emirates Lana Nusseibeh, accompanied by the permanent representative of India TS Tirumurti, who both currently sit on the UN Security Council as non-permanent members, condemned the “attacks against civilians and civilian facilities in the United Arab Emirates” by the “Houthi terrorist militias”.

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