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US, Saudi, UAE security advisors meet to counter Iran

IANS  |  Washington 

The national security advisors of the US, and the (UAE) met at the on Friday to discuss joint efforts to counter the "Iranian regime's malign influence and provocative behavior."

The said in a statement that security officials of the three nations talked about issues of strategic importance to the three countries.

Senior officials from the US Departments of State, Defense, the Treasury and the intelligence community participated in the meeting, reported.

The leaders agreed to meet trilaterally on a regular basis to develop and implement joint frameworks to mitigate threats to regional security and to bring greater peace, stability and prosperity to the

"Additionally, the of joined a session focused on discussing ways the US, and the UAE can partner with to support the and set conditions for an enduring peace settlement," said the

Also on Friday, the US sanctioned an Iranian entity and 10 individuals over "malicious cyber-enabled activities," saying the hackers worked at the behest of the

said on Saturday that the US measures were "illegal and provocative," proving the US inherent hostility against

It also condemned Saudi Arabia's allegations that "is the source of terror and extremism," saying that itself was the "essential source and cause of terrorism and extremism.



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First Published: Tue, March 27 2018. 07:40 IST