נשיא איראן חסן רוחאני בועידה ממשלתית בטהרן בה החזיר על החלטת המדינה להקטין את מימוש התחייבויותיהם בהסכם הגרעין
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani
Photo: EPA
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

Iran says UAE, Bahrain will bear ‘consequences’ of Israel deals

Iranian President laments normalization accords, accuses Gulf nations of abandoning Arab world and aiming to allow Jerusalem to set up military bases

AFP |
Published: 09.16.20 , 22:22
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will be responsible for any "consequences" resulting from their normalization of relations with Tehran's arch-foe Israel.
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  • The remarks came a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates signed agreements establishing full diplomatic ties at a ceremony at the White House.
     נשיא איראן חסן רוחאני בועידה ממשלתית בטהרן בה החזיר על החלטת המדינה להקטין את מימוש התחייבויותיהם בהסכם הגרעין נשיא איראן חסן רוחאני בועידה ממשלתית בטהרן בה החזיר על החלטת המדינה להקטין את מימוש התחייבויותיהם בהסכם הגרעין
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani
    (Photo: EPA)
    Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Rouhani said Israel was "committing more crimes in Palestine every day".
    "Some of the region's countries, their people are pious Muslims but their rulers neither understand religion nor (their) debt... to the nation of Palestine, to their brothers speaking their language," he said in televised remarks.
    "How could you reach out your hands to Israel? And then you want to give them bases in the region? All the severe consequences that would arise from this are on you."
    U.S. President Donald Trump said similar Washington-brokered deals were close between Israel and several Arab countries, including Iran's regional rival Saudi Arabia.
    שר החוץ של בחריין: עבד אל-לטיף אל-זיאני שר החוץ של איחוד האמירויות: עבדאללה בן זאיד דונלד טראמפ בנימין נתניהו חתימת הסכם השלום בין ישראל לאיחוד האמירויות בבית הלבןשר החוץ של בחריין: עבד אל-לטיף אל-זיאני שר החוץ של איחוד האמירויות: עבדאללה בן זאיד דונלד טראמפ בנימין נתניהו חתימת הסכם השלום בין ישראל לאיחוד האמירויות בבית הלבן
    Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, and U.S. President Donald Trump and Foreign Affairs Minister for the UAE Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan during the White House ceremony on Tuesday
    (Photo: GPO)
    "After decades of division and conflict we mark the dawn of a new Middle East," Trump said.
    An aide to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that some Gulf states had become "puppets" of the U.S. and Israel in the "vain hope" of getting their support.
    "They have pinned their hopes on nothing and built a house on water, and they will pay for this cowardly act," foreign affairs adviser Ali Akbar Velayati was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.
    The remarks were made during a meeting of the council of the "International Society for the Islamic Awakening", Tasnim said.
    Ayatollah Ali KhameneiAyatollah Ali Khamenei
    Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
    (Photo: AFP)
    Iran had previously warned Bahrain that its deal made it a partner to Israel's "crimes" and accused the UAE of betraying the Muslim world.
    In 2016, Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Iran and the UAE downgraded relations amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic republic.
    Sunni-ruled Bahrain has faced long-running unrest among its large Shiite community that it has consistently blamed on Iran.

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