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FILE – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani, right, speaks with United Arab Emirates’ top national security adviser Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. After years of looking abroad, mainly to the West, for answers to regional problems, Middle East countries now appear to instead be turning inward, talking to each other about resolving long-running tensions and issues. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)