UAE says Iran is aiming for Arab 'chaos': U.A.E. crackdown on Iranian
UAE says Iran is aiming for Arab 'chaos': U.A.E. crackdown on Iranian regime in Sharjeh
The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Gargash has accused Iran of trying to push Arab states into 'a descent into chaos.'
Both the UAE and the region should stand together to resist foreign interference in the domestic affairs of Arab countries.
Dr Gargash restated the UAE's commitment to resolving the crisis in Yemen, where Houthi rebels backed by Iran seized the capital Sanaa in 2015. The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition to restore the country's legitimate government.
''Iran is at the top of this list, and its accomplices, in its persistence to back extremist groups and the training and equipping of terrorists and militias. And insisting on promoting sectarianism in hoping the Arab nations descent into chaos,'' he said.
At a meeting of foreign ministers of the Arab League nations in Egypt, Dr Gargash also raised the subject of Qatar and the need for Doha to commit to making as much effort as its neighbors to maintaining security.
''With all the wars we are witnessing, we need all countries to stop drawing its backing from sources that do not want peace,'' he said. The problem must be solved through diplomacy and mediation must begin with Qatar adhering to the 13 demands made by the so-called quartet — Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. He also said Doha had to be more transparent in its efforts to resolve the crisis and stop trying to destabilise the region.
''Since the four countries took action and Qatar got caught up in its crisis, politically, dealings have become easier in Libya, Syria, and Yemen. This leads to the conclusion that there was support, financing, to make the situation worse,'' he said.
Dr Gargash said dialogue was the only way forward but only when Doha shows an honest and transparent desire to negotiate.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar came close to resolving the crisis when Emir Tamim Al Thani spoke by phone with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman on Friday.
However, Saudi Arabia called for the talks to be 'suspended' after the ministry of foreign affairs said Doha was not 'serious' about resolving the crisis.
The issue appears to be a dispute over protocol — specifically over how Qatar News Agency failed to mention that it was Doha that had initiated the phone call.
Dr Gargash said countering terrorism while maintaining stability should be the main goal for the region's governments. On Syria and Iraq and the fight against ISIL, he said the League was ready to support internationally-recognized solutions.
U.A.E. closese down a school run by the Iranian regime in Sharjeh
The Deputy Director of International Affairs of overseas schools announced that an Iranian school whose license was not renewed, was closed in Sharjah, the UAE.
On September 10, Ali Hosseini in an interview with Tasnim News, affiliated with the terrorist Qods Force, stated that the political relation of Iran and the UAE is not close and therefore, some overseas schools have faced various problems.
Hosseini added,'The UAE forces the Iranian schools to stop working. The problem exists for two cities of Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.'
It is noteworthy that 1500 students were enrolled in this school, of which 500 are citizens of Afghanistan. These schools have been working in the UAE for more than 20 years. Ali Hosseini stipulated that the issues concerning the closure of schools stem from political problems.
The relations between Iran and the UAE deteriorated following the clashes between Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as Iran's meddles in Arabic states. The UAE Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Monday, August 28 called on Iran regime to terminate its colonial exploitation in Syria.
As the Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, Mohsen Rezaei stated that the UAE is a 'paper tower' that collapses without any missiles, the Advisor to the UAE State Department, Anwar Qarqash, on Monday, September 4, 2017, in response to this remark stated, 'Your crimes are numerous in Syria and Iraq. Instead of commenting on the UAE, it is better to consider the development case of your country and its defamation among its neighbors and the region.'