Israel's Bennett holds talks in UAE after Iran snub, trade deal
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Bennett's second trip to the UAE, which normalised relations with Israel in 2020, also comes after the two countries struck a free-trade deal last month and as his governing coalition faces a serious challenge from the right-wing opposition.
Approved by 30 members of the IAEA board with only Russia and China voting against, the motion was the first criticising Iran since 2020, and came as talks flounder on reviving an accord aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
"We see here a firm stance by the countries of the world regarding the distinction between good and evil, as they clearly state that Iran is concealing things," Bennett said, according to a statement from his office.
The free-trade agreement signed in May -- Israel's first with an Arab state -- abolished customs duties on more than 95 percent of products exchanged between the two sides.
Two-way trade last year totalled some $900 million dollars, according to Israeli figures. Talks for the free-trade agreement began in November and concluded after four rounds of negotiations.
Bennett and Sheikh Mohammed met twice last year, in Abu Dhabi in December and in Egypt.
On Monday Bennett's government, which recently lost its majority in parliament, suffered a key opposition defeat -- over upholding Israeli law in settlements in the occupied West Bank -- that called its stability into question.