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Iranian Condemns Bahrain for Normalizing Ties with Israel

The Iranian parliamentarians strongly deplored the al-Khalifa regime in Bahrain for its decision to normalize relations with Israel, warning that Manama should account for any tensions created by the Zionist regime in the region.

“The al-Khalifa regime and the UAE will be directly blamed for consequences of any tensions fomented by the Zionist regime in the Persian Gulf region, and alliance with the Zionist regime will threaten security of Bahrain and the UAE more than before,” the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said in a statement on Sunday.

Also, the parliament’s fraction to support the resistance pivot and freedom of the holy Quds in a separate statement strongly condemned the al-Khalifa for peace deal with Israel, stressing that such measures will not weaken the Muslim nations’ determination to liberate the holy Quds and the Palestinian lands from Israeli occupation.

“From now on, in addition to the child-killer Zionists, the rulers of Manama and Abu Dhabi will be accomplices in any crimes committed by the occupier regime in the massacre of the children, women and defenseless people in Palestine,” the statement said.

It also blasted the al-Khalifa for victimizing the Palestinian cause for the sake of the US government’s interests.

Also, on Saturday, Secretariat of Iranian Parliament’s International Conference on Supporting Palestinian Intifada strongly denounced the Bahraini government’s move to normalize ties with Israel, stressing that the move will have no effect on the resistance of the Muslim nations.

“Accepting the humiliation of compromise [with Israel] by the UAE and Bahraini governments will never undermine the determination and resistance of nations in the Islamic world,” the Secretariat said in a statement.

“Hereby, Permanent Secretariat of International Conference on Supporting Palestinian Intifada of the Parliament strongly condemns the surrender of Bahraini regime to the Zionists and Global Arrogance and its compromise with criminal and child-killing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu,” the statement noted, adding that the act contradicts with the teachings of Islam and legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.

“No doubt, the Palestinian nation will give a decisive response to this betrayal of the mercenary rulers,” the statement read.

“The occupied Palestinian territories and [Holy city of] al-Quds will be liberated by the Palestinians,” the statement reiterated.

“These rulers should know that allowing the Zionist regime to step in the Persian Gulf region will not be a simple and temporary issue. Not only this irrational act will not spread peace and security, it will rather escalate insecurity and instability in the region which will engulf compromisers,” the statement added.

US President Donald Trump tweeted the news of the Israel-Bahrain normalization deal on Friday after he spoke by phone to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Following the announcement at the White House, Palestinian officials condemned the Israel-Bahrain normalization deal announced by US President Donald Trump as another “stab in the back” by an Arab state.

Friday’s accord normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and Bahrain comes one month after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to normalize ties with Israel under a US-brokered deal.

US President Donald Trump on August 13 announced a deal brokered by his government between Israel and the UAE which he said would lead to full normalization of ties between the two.

Critics see the deal as the latest attempt by Trump to save his presidential campaign against the Democrat Joe Biden.

Bahrain’s main opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, in a statement condemned a deal between Israel and Bahrain as an “ultimate betrayal of Islam and Arabs and a departure from the Islamic, Arab and national consensus”.

It also said that the Israel-Bahrain agreement is void of any legitimacy whatsoever.

“Bahraini people, with all their religious, political, intellectual and societal differences, are unanimous in adhering to Palestine and rejecting the entire Zionist entity and standing with Palestine until the last piece of land is liberated from it,” the group added.

Al-Wefaq concluded that normalization with Israel is “a blatant contradiction to the will of the Bahraini people and a coup against their principled creed in rejecting the occupation of Palestine”.

The Iranian foreign ministry also in a statement strongly condemned the normalization of relations between Bahrain and Israel, and said that it is a shameful and humiliating act by the Manama government.

“Undoubtedly, the oppressed and right-seeking people of Palestine and the freedom-seeking Muslims of the world will never accept the normalization of relations with the usurper regime of Israel, and this shameful act will forever remain in the historical memory of the oppressed nation of Palestine and the freedom-seeking nations of the world,” the statement read.

The Iranian foreign ministry pointed out that instead of gaining legitimacy from its people, the Bahraini government, in a fundamental mistake, has established diplomatic relations with the Zionist regime and sacrificed the Palestinian cause for the US internal elections.

“The rulers of Bahrain will henceforth be complicit in the crimes of the Zionist regime as a source of the constant threat to security in the region and the Islamic world and the root of decades of violence, killing, war, assassination, and bloodshed in Palestine and the region,” the statement reiterated.

It added that certainly, the result of this action of the Bahraini government will only cause the growing anger and lasting hatred of the oppressed people of Palestine, the Muslims, and the free nations of the world.

“The responsibility for all the consequences of this action lies with the Bahraini government and other accompanying governments,” the statement further said.

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