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UAE and Iran hold Rare Talks in Tehran on Maritime Security

August 2, 2019

Episode Notes:

For the first time in six years, officials from Iran and the United Arab Emirates met in Tehran to discuss maritime security amid an increase in tensions in the Persian Gulf, both countries confirmed Wednesday.

Ali Vaez, Iran Project Director at the International Crisis Group and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, joins the WarCast to discuss the significant shift in relations.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:56 ] Purpose of the meeting and what it implies
[ 3:11 ] Stabilizing maritime security in the Gulf
[ 7:31 ] Plausibility of regime collapse and impact on regional stability

Twitter: @AliVaez

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