UAE betrayed ‘Islamic world’ with Israel deal, says Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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By reaching a deal toward normalizing ties with Israel, the UAE has betrayed the “Islamic world” and the Palestinians, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.

“Of course, the UAE’s betrayal will not last long, but this stigma will always be remembered. They allowed the Zionist regime to have a foothold in the region and forgot Palestine. The Emiratis will be disgraced forever for this treachery against the Islamic world, Arab nations, and Palestine,” Khamenei said in a speech.

A few weeks ago, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also termed the UAE’s move a “huge mistake”.

Announced last month, the “normalisation” deal is the first such accommodation between an Arab country and Israel in over 20 years.