Iran’s foreign ministry said on August 20 that the Iraqi authorities seized a UAE ship and its crew illegally breaking into Iranian waters on the 17th. On the same day, the UAE coast guard opened fire and killed two Iranian fishermen. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry summoned the UAE special envoy for this. According to reports on the 20th, Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the same day that an UAE ship was seized by Iranian border forces on August 17, and the Arabian crew was detained for illegal transportation in Iranian waters. The statement also said that the UAE Coast Guard seized an Iranian ship on the 17th and opened fire on Iranian fishermen, killing two people. Iran’s foreign ministry has summoned the special envoy of the United Arab Emirates on the firing incident. The UAE side expressed its apology and said it would compensate for the losses. According to the United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on the 17th, several Iranian ships broke into the waters of the United Arab Emirates. After the Arab side issued a warning, the Iranian ships did not stop sailing, so the UAE coast guard took action based on the rules of engagement. The report did not mention casualties. Since the full normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel on August 13, tensions between Iran and the United Arab Emirates have intensified. The Ministry of foreign affairs of Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard of Iran and President ruhani of Iran have strongly condemned the normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, calling it a “strategic mistake and historical” stupid act. The Ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the United Arab Emirates summoned a senior diplomat of the Iranian embassy in the United Arab Emirates on the 16th and sent a note to him, strongly protesting the recent remarks on Arab issues made by the Iranian government and leaders, Al Jazeera news network reported on the 17th.