The Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said in Tehran today that Iran is strongly considering severing ties with the UAE over the Emirate's involvement in Bahrain. [Fars News Agency, 12 April].
“The repression of the revolution in Bahrain and the country's stance at the GCC is distancing the Emirates from enjoying mutual and brotherly ties with Iran,” Falahatpisheh said [Fars News Agency, 12 April].
“Iran's financial and commercial ties with the Emirates are not to the benefit of the Islamic Republic,” Falahatpisheh added. ”And in political terms, the Emiratis play a negative role toward Iran and the rest of the region.”