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Iranian official says Bahrain-Israel normalisation deal a great betrayal

September 11, 2020 at 11:16 pm

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian [Flickr]

The agreement between Israel and Bahrain is a great betrayal to the Islamic cause and Palestinians, tweeted a special adviser on international affairs to the speaker of Iran’s parliament, in reaction to a Friday deal between the two states on establishing diplomatic relations, Reuters reported.

“The imprudent leaders in UAE, #Bahrain must not pave the way for the Zionist schemes. They should learn lessons from history. Tomorrow is late! The US lifeline has worn out for years” tweeted Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, also a former deputy foreign minister.

The ‘peace’ agreement was finalised during a telephone call between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, according to a joint US-Bahrain-Israel statement published on Twitter by US President Donald Trump.

The agreement has been hailed as a “historic breakthrough” that it said would further peace in the region.

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