Hassan Rouhani Iran President
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Image Credit: AP

Abu Dhabi: The Secretary-General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al Hajraf, has expressed his condemnation of the threats of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and some Iranian officials towards the UAE, which carry serious repercussions on the security and stability of the Gulf region, and are inconsistent with diplomatic norms, local media reported.

Al Hajraf demanded that Iran adhere to the basic principles, principles and pillars of the United Nations Charter and the 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 force.

Al Hajraf affirmed that GCC stands with the UAE against any threats to its sovereignty, security and stability, based on the principle of joint defence, and that the security and stability of the Gulf Cooperation Council is an indivisible whole, calling on Iran to adhere to the policy of good neighbourliness and to stop the threatening rhetoric.