Biden's Iran Envoy Travels To Israel, Gulf Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks

Biden's Iran Envoy Travels To Israel, Gulf Ahead Of Iran Nuclear Talks

Andrew H. Sweet

The U.S. special envoy on Iran Robert Malley is headed to the Middle East, where he will visit Israel and Gulf nations over the next week and a half, ahead of a new round of talks aimed at restarting the Iran nuclear deal.

Malley will lead an inter-agency team on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Israel between 11 and 20 November to hold consultations with partners and attend a series of regional engagements.

While the Biden administration is looking for a mutual return to the nuclear agreement, Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday that "nothing will change in Vienna" if Washington does not change its approach to maintaining Trump's legacy and upholding sanctions.

Malley's visit to the Middle East comes after the US, Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain kicked off their first joint military naval exercise in the Red Sea since Israel normalized ties with the three Arab countries last year.

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