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Iraq, UAE warn over Hormuz tension

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.

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