The Muslim Brotherhood's Islamic Action Front Party on Sunday denounced the recent designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a "terrorist" organization by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In a statement, the party said the decision of the UAE ran counter to both logic and wisdom.

"Why should organizations that serve Islam under recognition from all countries be targeted?" the Islamic Action Front Party asked in the statement.

"Why should Islamists alone be accused of being terrorists, while there is real international terrorism sponsored by the United States and Israel?"

On Saturday, the UAE included the Muslim Brotherhood in a terrorism list that also contained 82 other movements and organizations.

Included in the list were the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Shiite Houthi movement and Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, which has been launching attacks against the Egyptian army for months now.

The Islamic Action Front Party said in its statement that many of the organizations included in the new list were "moderate."

The UAE is not the only Arab country to list the Brotherhood as a "terrorist" movement. Egypt branded the movement, from which ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails, a "terrorist" movement late last year.

Saudi Arabia followed in Egypt's footsteps in March of this year.

Anadolu Agency