The US has brokered a truce between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, who have been sharing an antagonistic relationship for long. An Israeli aircraft landed in Abu Dhabi last week, as the leaders of the two West Asian Nations inked a pact… However, Supreme Religious Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused the Emirates of cheating the Arab and Muslim World by signing the agreement with the Jewish State!
The UAE is the third country in the Arab World (after Egypt and Jordan) to sign a peace deal with Israel. According to the Diplomatic Sources, the US has inspired the two countries to sign the deal in an attempt to corner Iran in the region. Earlier, Iran had expressed serious concern over the development. Now, Khamenei tweeted: “The #UAE betrayed the world of Islam, the Arab nations, the region’s countries, and #Palestine. Of course, this betrayal won’t last long, but the stigma will stay with them.” The Supreme Religious Leader of Iran mentioned that Abu Dhabi opened the Arab World’s door to the Jewish State, ignoring the Palestinian issue…
Meanwhile, several countries, including the UAE, are fighting a different war against Qatar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen and Libya snapped diplomatic ties with Qatar in 2017 for allegedly aiding terrorist activities! Qatar recently told the ICJ, situated at The Hague, that steps – taken by the Arab Nations against Doha – were a different form of Racism! The allies faced a “grave threat brought by Qatar’s support for terrorism and extremism,” Abdallah al-Naqbi, the Director of the International Law Department at the UAE Foreign Ministry, told the Court via videolink. “This has nothing to do with racial discrimination,” he said.
As far as the Regional Geopolitics is concerned, Saudi Arabia and Iran – West Asia’s two leading powers – take opposing sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen. The relation between Riyadh and Tehran deteriorated further in 2019, following a series of attacks on tankers in the sensitive Gulf waters of which Washington had reportedly accused Iran. The UAE had downgraded its relations with Iran in January 2016, amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic…
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