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11 September 2020

The U.S., Israel and Bahrain jointly announced an agreement “to the establishment of full diplomatic relations between Bahrain and Israel”. Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned the announcement and posited that “from now on, the Bahraini rulers will be an accomplice in the crimes committed by the Zionist regime [ie, Israel] as the constant source of threat to security in the region and the Muslim world and as the root cause of decades of violence, massacre, wars, terror and bloodshed in oppressed Palestine and the region”. The Bahraini foreign minister responded: “for years Iran has claimed support for Palestine, but it did nothing, on the contrary, it seeks to destabilise security and interfere in the internal affairs of Arab countries, arm and support terrorist militias and does not call for peace and coexistence with others”.

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