News ID: 314938
Published: 0208 GMT July 19, 2021

Iran warns UAE of Israel’s regional presence fallout

Iran warns UAE of Israel’s regional presence fallout

Taking a swipe at the UAE for opening its embassy in Tel Aviv, the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman warned the Arab country that it will be held accountable for the negative consequences of the Zionist regime’s regional presence.

In comments at a weekly press conference on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh also deplored the UAE for establishing formal diplomatic relations with the Zionist regime, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He noted that the Israeli regime occupying Al-Quds is at the lowest point of legitimacy and social, economic and political conditions.

“It perceives that it can acquire legitimacy with such measures,” the Iranian spokesman said.

Naturally, as a regime that is the source of violence, troubles and terror in this region Israel will not gain any legitimacy through such course, he added.

The UAE must also be mindful that it will be held accountable for the unrest and the consequences of the presence of the occupying regime in this region, Khatibzadeh warned.

The UAE on July 14 inaugurated its embassy in Israel, less than a year after the announcement of establishing formal diplomatic relations with the regime.


Lebanon economic woes


Commenting on the situation in Lebanon, the spokesman assured the Arab state’s people of Tehran’s preparedness to provide whatever assistance it can in dealing with the economic pressures.

Asked by reporters about the decision by Lebanese prime minister-designate, Saad Hariri, to abandon efforts to form a new government, Khatibzadeh added it is the people of Lebanon who should decide their country’s fate.

“We have never backed off from offering help to the Lebanese sides, including the government, groups and parties, and have provided assistance whenever they have requested,” the spokesman added.

Iran has expressed readiness to help the Lebanese people in their struggle against the economic pressures, Khatibzadeh noted, stressing that Tehran will spare no effort in this regard.

What is important is that the Lebanese government would be formed as soon as possible, the Iranian diplomat added.

Hariri stepped down on Thursday after failing to form a government for over the past eight months.



Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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