During the general debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations’ General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed expressed concern over Iran’s actions that caused “tension and instability in the region.”
“Regional interference in Arab affairs, mainly perpetrated by Iran, the only country in the world with a constitution that explicitly calls for exporting its revolution, has aggravated conflicts in the region,” REPORTED Al Sharq Alawsat newSpaper citing the Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s speech at the UN Council.
He also cited what he saw as Iran’s expansionist reginal policies, flagrant violations of the principles of sovereignty and constant interference in the international affairs of its neighboring countries.
Meanwhile, the Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan called on Iran to return the occupied UAE islands to ensure a stable and friendly environment in the region, saying ” my country will never give up its sovereign right over these island, so we have called, and continue to call on, our neighbor Iran, to return the occupied islands to their rightful owners either voluntarily or through peaceful means, in order to maintain friendly relations and good neighborliness in the Arabian Gulf region.”
On the other hand, Iran has expressed its objection to the speech delivered recently by The Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at the United Nations General Assembly>
But The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, reacted on this Iranian objection on his Twitter account saying ” it does not change any facts, The Shah’s regime occupied the three UAE islands and this occupation continues to date.”
He added” There is consensus between all states of this region that Iran’s regional policy is one of the key causes of instability in the Arab world where Tehran is alone in believing otherwise.”