Iran says it will hold UAE responsible if ‘something happens’ in Persian Gulf

Iran’s armed forces chief of staff, Mohammad Bagheri, says Tehran’s approach to the United Arab Emirates in the Persian Gulf will change, following the normalization pact with Israel, according to the Reuters news agency.

“Tehran’s approach to the UAE will change … If something happens in the Persian Gulf region and if our national security is damaged, however small, we will hold the UAE responsible for that and we will not tolerate it,” Bagheri says.

President Hassan Rouhani, right, listens to Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri during the army parade commemorating National Army Day in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran on April 18, 2019. (The official website of the Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
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