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Iran, Ukraine top agenda as Blinken tours Middle East

Blinken's trip will include extensive discussions with Abu Dhabi's crown prince and stops in North Africa.

US top diplomat Antony Blinken will meet with the leaders of the UAE, Israel, Algeria and the Palestinian Authority during a broad tour of the Middle East next week as Washington seeks to coordinate with allies over a potential nuclear deal with Iran and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Blinken will also meet with the foreign ministers of Bahrain, the UAE and Morocco at a first-of-its-kind summit hosted by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid starting on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry announced today.

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