Iran Condemns Israel-UAE Deal as 'Strategic Stupidity'


Iran strongly condemned Friday an agreement between Israel and the UAE to normalise ties, blasting it as an act of "strategic stupidity" that will only strengthen the Tehran-backed "axis of resistance".

The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which was announced by US President Donald Trump on Thursday, is only the third such accord Israel has struck with an Arab state.

In it, Israel pledges to suspend annexation of Palestinian lands, although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed that did not mean it was abandoning plans to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements across the occupied West Bank.

The Iranian foreign ministry denounced the deal as an act of "strategic stupidity from Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv which will undoubtedly strengthen the resistance axis in the region".

"The oppressed people of Palestine and all the free nations of the world will never forgive the normalising of relations with the criminal Israeli occupation regime and the complicity in its crimes," a ministry statement said. 

Establishing diplomatic ties between Israel and Washington's Middle East allies, including the oil-rich Gulf states, has been central to Trump's regional strategy to contain Iran. 

Calling "Abu Dhabi's shameful move" dangerous, Tehran warned against any Israeli interference in the Gulf and said "the government of the Emirates and other accompanying states must accept responsibility for all the consequences" of the agreement.

In an indirect reference to its main regional rival Saudi Arabia, Iran called on rulers harming the people of Palestine and Yemen "from their glass palaces" to start correctly distinguishing "between their friends and foes".

Comments 8
Missing levant 14 August 2020, 10:32

and your strategy of isolating and taking over countries you blissfully thought was going to be a walk in the park and go unnoticed...really? So much for "Strategic stupidity" you dumb assholes. You cant even recognize a civilian plane from a war one. Wow the world is scared. I suggest you sit back get some popcorn out and enjoy the daily matinee of your rocket stores being used as Israeli target practice.

Missing samiam 15 August 2020, 09:01

and you should find better arguments than name calling---if you say the names enough, they start to lose meaning. haven't you heard of the boy who cried wolf?

Default-user-icon Hey ho lets go (Guest) 14 August 2020, 14:20

meanwhile in Iran... A seat is reserved for a jewish representative while in Lebanon jewish citizens dont dare to set foot in their homeland.

Default-user-icon Vipeka (Guest) 14 August 2020, 14:43

Iran neverthought thatit would happen. A NB d their anger has turned into jealousy. Shame

Default-user-icon Peace (Guest) 14 August 2020, 15:26

hahahahaha well said levant.

Missing levant 14 August 2020, 15:54

Go watch TV there are more 'mysterious' fires in iran to see. village idiot.

Missing lebonknees4peace 14 August 2020, 20:49

Mind your own business!!

Default-user-icon Bobcorn (Guest) 17 August 2020, 08:03

Yeah right, and it is "Strategic Stupidity" that put the UAE in the world's worst countries to live and work in list, and it is "Strategic Ingenuity" that put Iran as one of the best countries on earth. Note the sarcasm pls...