Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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End Iran sanctions, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed tells BBC

13 January 2014 Last updated at 05:02 GMT

The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has called on the international community to lift its sanctions against Iran.

''Iran is our neighbour and we don't want any problem,'' said Sheikh Mohammed, who rarely gives interviews.

But with the United Arab Emirates hosting Expo 2020, and signs that it is rebounding from the world financial crisis, he has been speaking exclusively to the BBC's Jon Sopel in Dubai.