Israel is a risk to the Muslim world, and by normalizing relations with it, Bahrain turns into complicit within the crimes carried out by the Jewish state, the Iranian Overseas Ministry warned.
On Friday, Bahrain introduced it was going to hitch the United Arab Emirates in mending ties with Iran’s archrival, Israel. The UAE agreed to the normalization in August, abolishing a 1972 legislation that banned any offers with Israel. The three nations are anticipated to signal a declaration of peace within the White Home subsequent week, as their rapprochement was brokered by way of US mediation.
Iranian Overseas Ministry stated the choice taken by the small, but influential Gulf island nation was “shameful.”
“The rulers of Bahrain will to any extent further be complicit within the crimes of the Zionist regime, which is a risk to the safety of the area and the Muslim world,” the ministry declared, as cited by the Iranian state tv station.
The adviser on worldwide affairs to the speaker of Iran’s parliament, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, took to Twitter to accuse Bahrain of a “nice betrayal” of Palestine and of the entire Muslim trigger.
“The imprudent leaders in [the] UAE, Bahrain should not pave the way in which for the Zionist schemes,” he wrote. “They need to be taught classes from historical past. Tomorrow is [too] late! The US lifeline has [been] worn out for years.”
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The transfer made by the UAE and Bahrain contravenes the long-standing joint stance of the Arab world that any normalization with Israel is just attainable if Israel withdraws from the occupied territories and accepts Palestinian statehood.
The Palestinian management referred to as on Bahrain to swiftly retract its choice, saying it could trigger “nice hurt” to the rights of the Palestinian individuals.
Israel, in distinction, welcomed the take care of Bahrain, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announcing it a “new period of peace” that heralded “main investments” into the Israeli economic system from the oil-rich kingdom.
Bahrain is an in depth ally of each the US and UAE. It hosts the US Navy’s regional headquarters, and the UAE helped it quell protests in 2011 and was among the many Gulf international locations that supplied the Bahrani monarchy a $10 billion financial bailout two years in the past.
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