Tehran, August 14
Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday over its resolution to normalise diplomatic relations with Israel in a US-brokered deal, accusing it of betraying the Palestinian trigger.
Iran’s international ministry referred to as the deal a “dagger that was unjustly struck by the UAE into the backs of the Palestinian people and all Muslims.” It stated the deal was “dangerous and illegitimate”, the state information company IRNA quoted a Foreign Ministry assertion.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif termed the settlement a “theatre” fabricated by the US.
Turkey stated the individuals of the area “will never forget and will never forgive this hypocritical behaviour” by the UAE. The UAE, which has by no means fought Israel and has quietly been enhancing ties for years, stated the settlement put a maintain on Israel’s plans to unilaterally annex elements of the occupied West Bank, which the Palestinians view because the heartland of their future state. But the Turkish international ministry stated the UAE had no authority to barter with Israel on behalf of the Palestinians or “to make concessions on matters vital to Palestine.”
The settlement would make the UAE the primary Gulf Arab state and the third Arab nation, after Egypt and Jordan, to have full diplomatic ties with Israel.
Meanwhile, Palestinians stated the deal hindered the search for the Mideast peace. “I never expected this poison dagger to come from an Arab country,” Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian official and veteran negotiator stated. “You are rewarding aggression. … You have destroyed, with this move, any possibility of peace between Palestinians and Israelis,” he stated.
Palestine issued a scathing assertion, terming it a “betrayal of Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian cause.” The Palestinians have referred to as for an pressing assembly of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to sentence the transfer.
The historic deal delivered a key international coverage victory for US President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election. China additionally welcomed the transfer. — Agencies
UN chief welcomes historic settlement
United Nations: Welcoming the UAE-Israel pact, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed hope that the historic accord would result in Israeli and Palestinian leaders re-engaging in “meaningful negotiations” for a two state-solution. The UN chief stated peace within the Middle East was crucial because the area confronted the grave threats of Covid and radicalisation. PTI