The secretary-general of Gulf Cooperation Council denounced threats by Iran to UAE
The GCC reported in a statement, on Sunday, that the secretary-general of the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf, denounced threats by the resident of Iran and other Iranian officials towards the United Arab Emirates about its deal with Israel to normalize relations.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared, on Saturday, that the UAE has made a huge mistake, because of the deal with Israel, denouncing what he called a betrayal by the Gulf state.
The State media announced that the UAE on Sunday summoned Iran’s business charges in Abu Dhabi to protest threats by the Islamic president of the republic after the decision of UAE to normalize relations with Israel.
The official WAM news agency declared that the foreign ministry summoned the Iranian business charges (and) handed him a strong note of protest against the threats contained in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s speech regarding the UAE’s sovereign decisions, and this came a day after that Rouhani reported that the decision of UAE to normalize relations was a big mistake and warned against opening the path of Israel to the region.
without expanding on what that would mean, he said it would be another story and they will be dealt with in another way,” Iran’s Mehr news agency said
Iran’s Mehr news agency declared, without expanding on what that would mean, he said that it would be another story and they will be dealt with in another way.
Moreover, the UAE reported on Sunday that such rhetoric was unacceptable and inflammatory and had serious implications for security and stability in the Gulf region.
The United Arab Emirates had previously minimized its ties with Tehran in January 2016 in the presence of fierce rivalry between close Emirati ally Saudi Arabia and the Islamic republic.