Iran blasts UAE FM for baseless claims on trio islands, allegations

FNA – The Iranian foreign ministry on Saturday lashed out at UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan for his claims and allegations against Iran, advising him to take note of the situation in Yemen to realize the true meaning of interference.

“The allegations raised by the UAE official against the Islamic Republic of Iran are lies and incorrect and repeated, some states have been used to raise such allegations to cover up the damages created by their policies in the Muslim world,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.

He underlined Iran’s sovereignty over the trio islands of Bu Musa, the Greater Tunb and the Lesser Tunb, saying that the UAE’s claims will not leave any impact on the legal status of these islands which belong to Iran.

“Also, allegations on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s interference in other countries’ internal affairs are baseless and I advise this UAE official to take a look at the situation in Yemen and the humanitarian crisis in the country created by the military aggression of the UAE and several other countries and understand the real meaning of his country’s interference in other Islamic countries and the harmful humanitarian and material impacts of aggression against Yemen,” he added.

The UAE, as the host, and Arab Group at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in the recent meeting of the OIC in Abu Dhabi called on Iran to stop what they called as spreading chaos and sectarianism across the Middle East.

The statement was issued as the UAE has long been a main supporter of militant groups in Syria, assisting the Saudi proxy war on Bashar al-Assad’s government through major financial contributions.