UAE and Russia show support for Iran on oil tanker attacks

Failing to build global consensus to blame Iran might be one reason for the UAE softening its stance.

The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates says there is not enough evidence to suggest Iran carried out recent attacks on oil tankers in and around Gulf waters.

His comments came during a visit to Moscow where Russia’s top diplomat showed strong support for allies in Tehran.

Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi has more from the Iranian capital.