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October 16, 2023

Secretary Blinken’s Call with United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss the terrorist attacks on Israel.  The Secretary reiterated Israel’s right to self-defense, encouraged the United Arab Emirates’ continued engagement, and highlighted the United States’ unwavering focus on halting the attacks by Hamas and securing the release of all hostages.