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UAE, Israel Pressure U.S. for Iran Security Guarantees

  • UAE asked U.S. to boost missile defense, intelligence sharing
  • Irate Gulf allies link U.S. oil demands to regional security
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The United Arab Emirates and Israel are lobbying the U.S. to formulate a security strategy for the Middle East should the Iran nuclear deal be revived, with the war in Ukraine and surging oil prices providing leverage to obtain guarantees they failed to secure in 2015.

The erstwhile foes, which established diplomatic relations in 2020, are demanding a coherent approach that includes boosting missile defense and intelligence sharing, five people familiar with the matter said, asking not to be identified because the discussions are private.