Tehran: Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mentioned on Tuesday that the current transfer by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to normalize ties with Israel was an act of “betrayal”.
“The UAE betrayed the Islamic world, Arab nations and the regional countries, as well as the cause of Palestine,” Xinhua information company quoted Khamenei as saying.
“They (the UAE officials) opened the region to the Zionists (Israelis) and put the cause of Palestine, which is a usurpation of a country, into oblivion,” he mentioned.
Iran has strongly condemned the August 13 settlement, brokered by the US, between Israel and the UAE to work in direction of a “full normalization of relations”.
As a part of the deal, Israel will droop the annexation of Palestinian lands within the occupied West Financial institution, whereas it focuses on increasing ties with different Arab international locations with different nations within the Muslim world.
The UAE and Israel will even instantly develop and speed up cooperation concerning the remedy of and the event of a vaccine for coronavirus.
In keeping with stories, that is the primary peace treaty between Israel and an Arab nation in 25 years.
Khamenei’s remarks got here a day after an Israeli-US delegation, together with American President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, left for the UAE on Monday on board the primary industrial flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi.
On August 29, the UAE issued a decree to formally finish its boycott of Israel.
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