IRGC General Mohammad Bagheri, the Chief of Staff of Iran's armed forces, said in a September 26, 2020 interview on Channel 1 (Iran) that if relations between Israel and the UAE, Bahrain, or any other Arab country involve the establishment of an embassy and of bases for psychological and cyber warfare against the Iranian people, then Iran will view and treat these countries as enemies.
Interviewer: "We see that small, reactionary Arab countries on the edges of the Persian Gulf are revealing their treachery for all to see. They are calling it 'normalization of relations with the Zionist regime,' and they are betraying the ideals of Palestine and the Islamic world. After the UAE's normalization with the Zionist regime... You said that from now on, Iran's armed forced would view the UAE differently. What did you mean by this? Many people have interpreted your words to mean that if the Zionist regime gains a foothold in the Persian Gulf, this would cause a response by [Iran's] armed forces. If this is so, what would be the response?"
IRGC General Mohammad Bagheri: "[Israel-Gulf] relations were previously based on the intelligence services, the killing of Palestinians, aid in the war against the people of Yemen, and more... When these things become public... When a public embassy is established, along with some bases for intelligence, operations, cyber warfare, and psychological warfare against the Iranian people... When all this happens, the situation will be different. This is what I meant, with regard to viewing [the UAE] differently. The way we view the UAE and Bahrain would be different if this takes place. The same is true for any other country that signs [a peace deal with Israel]. It will change because if the Zionists have a foothold here, and if even the smallest harm were to be caused to our national security and defense, we will view these countries as providing bases for the enemy, and we will respond the way we would respond towards any enemy."