The United Arab Emirates (UAE) hoped the current impasse over Iran's nuclear program would be resolved without any military confrontation, Emirates News Agency reported on Sunday.
Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed expressed the UAE's position on the Iranian nuclear issue in an interview with the London-based Al Majala Arabic Magazine.
"The UAE is keen to promote peaceful coexistence between nations. We do not advocate the use of force as means of resolving disputes," Sheikh Abdullah said when answering question about his country's position on a possible U.S. military attack on Iran.
"Having been the scene for devastating wars during the last two decades, the region can not afford to have another war," he added.
He also expressed the worry by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries on Iran's nuclear program, saying they need Iran's assurance that its nuclear project is for peaceful purposes and complies with the technical standards set by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
On Wednesday, Sheikh Abdullah urged Iran to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1737 to avoid further tensions in the region while meeting with his British counterpart Margaret Beckett in Abu Dhabi.
However, Iran's insistence on its nuclear program incurred the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1747 on Saturday, a harsher sanction resolution than the previous Resolution 1737.
Washington has accused Tehran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian program, a charge that Iran denies.