The Supreme Council of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening condemned the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain’s moves to establish relations with Israel, calling on all Islamic nations and governments to support the cause of Palestine until ultimate victory against Israel.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday cited a film showing an Israeli soldier kneeling on a Palestinian’s head, and once again denounced a recent decision by the United Arab Emirates to ‘normalize’ ties with Israel.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Tuesday the United Arab Emirates has betrayed the entire Muslim world by normalizing ties with Israel, but that the betrayal will not last long.
Hezbollah’s secretary-general said the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s move earlier this month to normalize relations with Israel was a “free-of-charge service” provided by Abu Dhabi to the politically-embattled officials in Israel and the US.
Iran summoned the United Arab Emirates’ chargé d'affaires in Tehran over a recent deadly shooting by the Emirati coast guard against Iranian fishing dhows, and an Emirati vessel trespassing the country's waters in a separate development.
President Mahmoud Abbas slammed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — which long portrayed itself as an advocate of the Palestinian cause — for “stabbing the Palestinian nation in the back” by making peace with Israel, warning other Arab countries not to follow in Abu Dhabi’s footsteps.