GCC chief denounces Iran’s ‘threats’ against UAE

Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf said threats from Iranian President Rohani carry dangerous repercussions for Arab Gulf security and stability.

The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday strongly denounced ‘threats’; made by Iranian President Hassan Rohani and by other officials regarding sovereign decisions taken by the UAE.

In a statement, Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf said such threats carry dangerous repercussions for the security and stability of the Arab Gulf region. Moreover, they are inconsistent with diplomatic norms.

Al-Hajraf called on Iran to adhere to the basic principles and fundamentals of the United Nations Charter and international law; which are based on respect for state sovereignty, non-interference in internal affairs, resolving disputes by peaceful means, and not using or threatening to use the force.

”The GCC also stands in solidarity with UAE against any threats to its sovereignty, security and stability; within the framework of joint defense principle,” Dr. Al-Hajraf affirmed.

The security and stability of the GCC are indivisible, he also said, calling on Iran to adhere to the policy of good neighborliness. Besides, desisting from threatening language that does not serve security and stability in the region and the world at large.