Bahrain 0
31 October 2021

A senior Israeli military official told a Bahraini newspaper that “we still believe in the need for a diplomatic solution and we believe that with the correct moves, which must be rigid – some of which have not yet been tried and some of which are diplomatic efforts – it is possible to return Iran to the negotiating table… But when you have in front of you a side that is aggressive, which is building military capabilities, we have to be preparing for other scenarios”. He also asserted that “if in the past, Israel relied on the principle that we must defend ourselves by ourselves, now we have changed our strategy in order to cooperate with our partners because we have partners in the region”, adding that the Abraham Accords “open the way for a moderate alliance… that may join in the future against the extremist axis in the region led by Iran”. 

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