Iraq, UAE warn over Hormuz tension

The United Arab Emirates and Iraq on Monday called for an end to escalating tensions over Iran's threat to close down the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a move that would affect their economies. "Iraq is against escalation and against dealing with these differences using military force but with dialogue," Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari told reporters […]

AFP reports:

The United Arab Emirates and Iraq on Monday called for an end to escalating tensions over Iran's threat to close down the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a move that would affect their economies.

"Iraq is against escalation and against dealing with these differences using military force but with dialogue," Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari told reporters at a joint news conference with his Emirati counterpart in Abu Dhabi.