Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed the deal on normalizing relations reached between the United Arab Emirates and Israel in a speech on Tuesday, reported Reuters.
Castigating the move as a betrayal of the Islamic world and the Palestinians, he said:
“Of course, the UAE’s betrayal will not last long, but this stigma will always be remembered. They allowed the Zionist regime to have a foothold in the region and forgot Palestine.”
Khamenei added that the Emiratis will be “disgraced forever for this treachery against the Islamic world, Arab nations and Palestine.”
The Ayatollah’s comments came as a delegation comprising senior Israeli and US officials, including White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, arrived in Abu Dhabi to finalize the agreement.
In a reference to the US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Khamenei said:
“The UAE along with Israelis and evil Americans like the Jewish member of Trump’s family are working together against the interests of the Islamic world… I hope Emiratis wake up and compensate for what they did.”