President Ebrahim Raisi speaks at his swearing in ceremony at the parliament in Tehran on Thursday. AFP
Gulf Today Report
Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, headed the UAE delegation to the Iranian capital, Tehran, to congratulate the elected Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on assuming his position as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Sheikh Nahyan conveyed the sincere congratulations of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to President Raisi.
Thursday's inauguration ceremony, scaled back because of the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country, still drew leaders and dignitaries from around the world.
The presidents of Iraq and Afghanistan flew in for the occasion, along with Enrique Mora, the European Union official who has coordinated the recent nuclear negotiations in Vienna. Senior officials from Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Venezuela and South Korea also attended.
Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with Gulf Arab allies during a trip to the region after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Tehran's downing of a US drone.
The affected states stressed that the attacks endangered international commercial navigation and the security of global energy supplies, and threatened international peace and security.
The video, published on Thursday on the US Central Command's website, purports to show the crew of an Iranian patrol boat removing an object from the hull of a vessel whose markings appear to match archive footage and pictures of the Japanese-owned tanker Kokuka Courageous.
Attorney Alex Murdaugh, who wanted to secure a $10 million insurance payout for his surviving son, hired a hitman to shoot him while he was reportedly trying to change a flat tyre.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has received a letter of thanks from Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, in reply to a congratulatory cable he earlier sent to him on winning Iran's presidential election.
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