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US President Donald Trump walks with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to deliver remarks to the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Riyadh- UAE has described the Iranian role as negative and a dangerous challenge through the interventions that trigger sectarianism and extremism.

It called on Iran to reconsider its policies, to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors, to communicate based on good-neighborliness and abstain from interfering in what supports security and safety in the region.

The UAE has paid a tribute to the historic initiative of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for convening the Arab Islamic American Summit.

“This cordial invitation to attend and participate in this historic summit promises an exceptional era that brings a genuine dialogue among civilizations, true interaction among cultures and a serious vision of a peaceful, safe and secured world that enjoys stability and growth for all of us with no exception,” UAE said in a statement.

“This historic event inaugurates a new phase of distinguished relations between the US and our states within a framework of strategic cooperation and openness towards other cultures and civilizations and the keen desire to achieve stability and to push further towards addressing all issues of common interest,” according to the statement.

It added that this new phase will contribute to building bridges among peoples, overcoming gaps, transcending differences and moving forward towards greater understanding and more alliances at all levels.

The UAE believes that “extremism and terrorism are by no means linked to a given culture, religion, society or state. It is a danger faced by all of us with no exception. It believes that no state, community, organizations or individuals can face this imminent danger alone and in isolation from the others.”

It also commended the Islamic Alliance, led by the Saudi Arabia, which establishes a leading model of cooperation and international alliances to counter extremism and violence.

“We call on Iran to cease interference, respect the sovereignty of its neighbors, and communicate on the basis of good-neighborliness and not to interfere with the region’s security and stability,” the statement concluded.