In reply to the final communiqué of the meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers in Cairo recently, Iran described the statement as "worthless". IRNA quoted on Bahram Ghasemi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying that "Saudi Arabia's policies were the root cause of insecurity and instability in the region." "Iran's policy was to boost good relations with regional countries [...] the Islamic Republic had made great efforts to counter terrorism and help resolve regional crises[.]"

The statements reveal the nature of the problem around the relations between the Gulf and Arab countries and Iran. The Iranians show arrogance and sentiments of Persian nationalism when they qualify the Arab statement as "worthless" right before talking about "good relations."

The Iranian reaction reveals the aggressive intentions of the Iranian regime, although the Arab States operated under the umbrella of international law and in accordance with its resolutions. Article 35 of Chapter VI of the Charter of the United Nations states that "any Member of the United Nations may bring any dispute, or any situation of the nature referred to in Article 34" i.e. "the parties to any dispute, the continuance of which is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security, shall, first of all, seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice." As a result of the meeting, the Arab group in New York will address the President of the Security Council about clarifying Iran's violations of Security Council resolution 2231, regarding the development of a ballistic missile program and its offensive nature. The group will also argue that it represents an imminent threat and request clarification about Iran's violations of Security Council resolution 2216 by arming terrorist militia in Yemen. Another point will be about considering Iranian-made ballistic missile that targeted Riyadh as an aggression by Iran and a threat to security. The Security Council will be called on to assume its responsibilities towards the maintenance of international peace and security.

This move is in line with international legitimacy and the course set for dealing with such situations. Here lies the difference between responsible states that operate within the framework of their international law and others that take bullying as a means of dealing with other countries.

Iran's arrogance towards its Arab neighbors is clear. The country does not care about the concerns expressed by the GCC over its missile arsenal and safety factors in its nuclear facilities, especially in Bushehr, only 240 km from Arab shores. The outdated reactor may be affected by the earthquakes that are not unusual in Iran. The GCC states also believe that the lack of transparency and the aggressive intentions of the Iranian regime make it difficult for it to accept suspending their nuclear program, especially in light of the continued missile tests, and will challenge the State calling for an end to such tests and defiance of the treaties on limiting proliferation and arms embargo.

There is no doubt that the strategy of the Arab countries in dealing with the Iranian threat has confused the Iranian regime, because Tehran is not used to seeing a joint Arab position against it. The international community taking note of the aggression will help isolate Iran and expose its agenda, strengthening the position of the Gulf and Arab States and supporting the legitimacy of any action taken to defend their interests.

It is hoped that the world powers will adopt a similar position on a joint mechanism of action to curb the Iranian flagrant danger. Iran is always betting on international disagreement over its conduct and practices as well as the economic incentive it reminds the West of. If international powers put their short-term interests aside, Iran will not find a way to escape the international obligations and will know for sure that the fate of its regime is in danger. Then the arrogance will stop.