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UAE-Israel agreement is sovereign decision, not directed at Iran: UAE’s Gargash

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The United Arab Emirates and Israel agreement is a sovereign decision and is not directed at Iran, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said in a tweet on Monday.

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“The UAE-Israeli peace treaty is a sovereign decision that is not directed at Iran. We say it and repeat it. We do not accept interference in our decisions, just as we reject threats, whether as a way of bullying or anxiety,” Gargash said on his official Twitter account.

He also added that “strategic decisions are transformative and have an impact. Our futuristic decision enhances [the UAE’s] position and [its] competitiveness.”

The UAE on Sunday announced that it had summoned Iran's charge d'affaires in Abu Dhabi in response to a speech by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in which he called the agreement a betrayal, that the foreign ministry described as “unacceptable.”

- With Reuters

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