Iranian Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, head of the Islamic Revolution Committee for Support of Palestine was interviewed on Al-Manar TV (Hizubllah-Lebanon) on August 29, 2020. In the interview Akhtari said that the "great crime perpetrated by the UAE against the Islamic nation" by making peace with the "Zionist entity" is in fact an "accursed attempt" to save Israel's existence and it comes in response to a plea from U.S. President Donald Trump to save his reelection campaign. He elaborated that Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei has said that Israel is in its final days. Akhtari also said that the very presence of the "Zionist entity" in the region, in proximity to Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, constitutes a threat to Iran.
Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan Akhtari: "The great crime perpetrated by the UAE against the Islamic nation is considered an act of historic treason. It continues the past treason by some of the Arab rulers, sultans, and emirs, in the first days of Israel's occupation of Palestine.
"The presence of the Zionist entity in close proximity to the Islamic Republic and of the Strait of Hormuz – its very presence in that region – is considered by the Islamic Republic as a threat to [Iran]. The Islamic Republic believes it has the right to consider this to be a threat.
"As Imam Khamenei said, Zionism is in its final days, and the Zionist entity approaches its end with every day that passes. Several American officials have declared the same thing – that Israel is at its end. What the UAE did is nothing but a small, stupid, and insolent step. This accursed measure by the UAE is meant to save Israel, and in response to Trump's plea to save him in the coming elections."