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Israel stayed away from UAE arms fair ‘for fear Iran would target its delegates’

March 1, 2021 | By Persecution Live | Filed in: Iran, Israel, UAE.

While COVID was cited as official reason for cancelation in this week’s Abu Dhabi event, TV says decision was taken by security establishment

Buyers and sellers pictured on the opening day of the International Defence Exhibition Conference, IDEX, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Israel canceled its participation in this week’s Abu Dhabi arms fair because of fears that its delegates would be targeted for assassination by Iran, a television report said.

The Israeli delegation was to have included the heads of Israel’s major defense companies, seeking lucrative contracts and underlining the newly normalized relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

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