Iran, according to a foreign ministry spokesman, described the UAE's normalization of relations with Israel as a strategic mistake, stressing that it was not joking about its security and facing any threat to it.
At a press conference today, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that Israel is unable to guarantee its security, and it will not be able to provide security for the UAE.
He expressed his country's hope that Abu Dhabi would back down from this step, noting that Tehran had informed the Arab countries of its position, and that it had not changed its position on Washington’s policies, nor was it optimistic about its stances.
And US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the UAE and Israel had reached an agreement to form an alliance against Iran to protect American lands and the Middle East, through the Abraham Agreement for full normalization between them.
Pompeo added, in a television interview with Fox News, part of which was published by the State Department, that the UAE and Israel view Iran as a great danger.
He pointed out that the Arab countries do not recognize Israel's right to exist as a homeland for the Jews, as it should be, so that the UAE has become the first country to take this step in more than two and a half decades.
On the other hand, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif discussed with his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis the common issues between the two countries.
Last Saturday, Cassis arrived in Tehran on a 3-day visit to discuss joint files, the European financial mechanism, regional and international files, with a number of Iranian officials, headed by President Hassan Rouhani and Secretary of the National Security Council Ali Shamkhani.