The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has warned the United Arab Emirates that it will have dangerous consequences for the agreement. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the agreement a «huge mistake» and warned the United Arab Emirates that Israel was not safe in the Gulf. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke of a betrayal of Arab and non-Arab countries in the Middle East. A group of protesters with less than 100 residents gathered in front of the VaE Embassy in Tehran on 15 August, chanting «Death to America» and «Death to Israel». Protesters also burned Israel`s flag.  The conservative newspaper Kayhan, whose editor-in-chief is appointed by Iran`s Supreme Leader, warned that the agreement had made the United Arab Emirates a «legitimate and simple objective.»  Malaysia stated that the agreement was a sovereign right of the United Arab Emirates, but that it would continue to support Israel`s withdrawal from the Palestinian territories.  The Philippine Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it welcomed the agreement and hoped it would contribute to peace and security in the Middle East.  Jordan, the second Arab country to have diplomatic relations with Israel, also condemned the agreement. The Israel-UAE agreement is indeed a turning point in the Middle East, which creates both risks and opportunities.
Emphasis should be placed on how this diplomatic breakthrough can be used to promote further diplomatic breakthroughs in the region, perhaps with regard to Iran and Turkey, and on how to redouble efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations for a two-state solution in a regional environment that is now somewhat less polarized. , more committed and supports a positive outcome. «If Israel sees the agreement as an incentive to end the occupation and return the right of the Palestinian people to freedom and the establishment of their independent state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, the region will move towards a just peace. But if Israel does not do so, the conflict will deepen and threaten the entire region,» Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi said in a statement. The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement stressing that as a member of the UN Security Council and the Quartet, it supported the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.