Tehran (IP)- The Secretary of High Council for Human Rights, Ali Bagheri Kani said that establishing relations between the UAE and the Zionist regime will not lead to the legitimacy of the regime.

Iran PressIran News: Ali Bagheri Kani on Monday about the UAE-Israel agreement, said: "The act of the UAE in Yemen was akin to the Zionist occupier's acts in Palestine."

Stating that Iran supports the Palestinian people because of its human rights-oriented policies added: "Palestine has the right to defend itself and preserve its territorial integrity and to have the rights of an independent state, and no one has the right to occupy its country."

"Every year, Iran honors those who are active in the field of human rights," he said.

"Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi from Yemen, Martyred Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis from Iraq, and Ramadan Abdullah from Palestine were the winners of this year's Lt. Gen. Soleimani's Award," Bagheri added.

Israel and the UAE agreed to normalize relations, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, in a move forestalling Israel's controversial plans to annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank.

The development marks only the third time an Arab nation has opened full diplomatic ties with Israel, and the Emirates is now the first Persian Gulf Arab state to do so. Egypt and Jordan also have diplomatic ties with Israel.

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