The Ministry of Foreign Affairs received the Chargé d'Affairs at the Iranian embassy a strongly worded protest note
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation today summoned the Chargé d'Affairs at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Abu Dhabi to the Ministry’s general office, and the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs, Ambassador Khalifa Shaheen Khalifa Al-Marar, delivered a strongly worded protest note against the background of the threats contained in the speech of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani regarding The sovereign decisions of the UAE, which are the repeated threats from the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Revolutionary Guards and other Iranian officials.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation considered this speech unacceptable and inciting, and it carries serious repercussions on security and stability in the Arab Gulf region.
The memo alerted Iran's responsibility towards protecting the state’s mission in Tehran and its diplomats, in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and based on the background of previous attacks on foreign diplomatic missions in Iran.
The UAE affirmed its absolute rejection of the language of inflammatory rhetoric from the Iranian authorities following the peace treaty between the UAE and the State of Israel, considering this interference in internal affairs and an attack on sovereignty, as it contradicts the principles of international law that governs relations between states, which is totally and completely unacceptable. The UAE, any interference in its affairs and decisions it makes, also rejects Iranian statements that are not in the interest of stability in the region .. stressing that relations between countries, agreements and treaties are a sovereign matter.