UAE expected to make up for mistakes: Iran

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman called on the United Arab Emirates to make up for the strategic mistake of normalizing ties with Israel.

In remarks at a press conference on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh said the UAE has made two strategic mistakes by normalizing ties with the Zionist regime.

Not only has the UAE made a cognitive mistake about its own and Israel’s position, but it has also made a miscalculation, the spokesman added.

The Abu Dhabi government’s miscalculation is that it wrongly believes it can purchase security from outside the region these days, he said.

“We have seen many cognitive mistakes and miscalculations in the region, a clear example of which was (former Iraqi dictator) Saddam (Hussein),” Khatibzadeh added.

“We seriously expect the UAE to make up for its mistakes. Iran would not joke with anybody when it comes to its national security, and this has been made clear for them (Emiratis) through certain channels,” the spokesperson underlined.

He also described the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for Palestine and all oppressed people as an indispensable principle, saying Tehran welcomes the vigilance of Palestinians.

The United Arab Emirates and Israel announced in August they have reached a deal that will lead to a full normalization of diplomatic relations.

The move has drawn strong criticism from many Islamic countries and regional organizations.

Last week, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei denounced the United Arab Emirates for betraying the Muslim world and regional nations by establishing ties with the Israeli regime, saying the treason would not last long while such a shame will taint the UAE forever.