Dubai, August 15
The United Arab Emirates has made a “huge mistake” in reaching a deal towards normalising ties with Israel, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani mentioned on Saturday in a speech furiously condemning what he known as a betrayal by the Gulf state.
The Iranian hardline each day Kayhan, whose editor-in-chief is appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, mentioned “the UAE has turned itself into a legitimate target for the resistance”, in accordance with its web site.
The UAE-Israel settlement introduced on Thursday, which US President Donald Trump helped to dealer, is seen as aimed toward bolstering opposition to regional energy Iran.
In his televised speech, Rouhani warned the UAE in opposition to permitting Israel a “foothold in the region”.
“They (the UAE) better be mindful. They have committed a huge mistake, a treacherous act. We hope they will realise this and abandon this wrong path,” Rouhani mentioned with out elaborating.
In a front-page remark, the newspaper Kayhan mentioned: “The UAE’s great betrayal of the Palestinian people …, will turn this small, rich country which is heavily dependent on security into a ‘legitimate and easy target’ for the resistance.” Iran typically refers to militant forces and regional international locations against Israel and the United States as a “resistance” entrance.
Rouhani mentioned the deal appeared aimed toward guaranteeing that Trump wins one other time period within the US presidential election in November and referred to the truth that it was introduced in Washington.
“Why then did it happen now? If it weren’t a wrong deal, why was it then announced in a third country, in America? So a gentleman in Washington wins votes, you betray your country, your people, Muslims and the Arab world?” Iran’s highly effective Revolutionary Guards Corps mentioned in an announcement the UAE-Israel deal would “accelerate the process of the destruction of the child-killing Zionist regime (Israel)”. Reuters