Iran Urges UAE to End Destructive Regional Policies

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has blasted the ‘non-constructive’ and ‘false’ remarks made by the UAE foreign minister about Iran’s regional role, urging Abu Dhabi to end its destructive policies in the Middle East.

“Unfortunately, Abu Dhabi in recent years has created many problems in the region by adopting adventurous policies beyond its capacities,” Qassemi said in a Wednesday statement.

The UAE’s participation in Yemen war and the cruel bloodshed there, its efforts to occupy parts of Yemen’s territories, its intervention in Libya, and its effort to provoke regional governments to blockade and boycott other countries are a few examples of such policies, the Iranian spokesman added.

“The UAE is required to end such destructive, inefficient, and provocative policies,” Qassemi added.

His statement came after UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan urged Iran and Turkey on Tuesday to end what it called their “colonial” actions in Syria.

“If Iran and Turkey continue the same historical, colonial and competitive behaviour and perspectives between them in Arab affairs, we will continue in this situation not just in Syria today but tomorrow in some other country,” Sheikh Abdullah said.

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