The U.S. Special Representative for Iran, Brian Hook, met with senior Bahraini officials in Bahrain. In a joint statement, the two sides affirmed “a strong and enduring commitment to countering Iranian aggression. The Islamic Republic of Iran has sought to undermine the stability and security of Bahrain by fomenting sectarian tensions and providing arms to proxy groups and terrorists… the U.S. remains committed to Bahrain’s security and to our deep and effective partnerships to counter Iran-backed terror”. The statement further urged “the United Nations Security Council to extend the arms embargo on Iran before it expires [in October 2020]... If the international community fails to extend the embargo, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries will suffer the consequences of a destabilising arms race”.
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