Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs talks to the media during a press conference in Dubai. (Gulf News)

September 24, 2018

UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash tweeted on Sunday saying his country’s “historic stance against terrorism and violence” was clear and described Iran’s recent allegations as baseless.

“Incitement against the UAE inside Iran is unfortunate and is escalating following the Ahwazi attack… UAE’s historic position against terrorism and violence is clear and Tehran’s accusations are baseless,” Gargash tweeted.

Iran on Sunday summoned the top diplomat of the United Arab Emirates over a tweet attributed to a UAE writer on the weekend’s attack on an Iranian military parade in Ahwaz province.

The Emirati charge d’affaires was summoned to the foreign ministry over what Iran is considering as “blatant support” for Saturday’s attack in the city of Ahwaz that killed 29 people, said the ministry’s spokesman Bahram Ghasemi.

Al Arabiya

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