UAE, Bahrain’s ties with Israel part of Trump’s reelection campaign: Iranian adviser

Tasnim – A senior adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker slammed Abu Dhabi and Manama’s normalization of ties with Israel as a sham linked to the US president’s reelection campaign.

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain’s move to establish normal relations with the Zionist regime is a fake and worthless show aimed at serving the US president’s reelection campaign, Iranian parliament speaker’s adviser for international affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said in a meeting with Austria’s ambassador to Tehran.

Criticizing the White House for its “arrogant behavior” in the announcement of the UAE and Bahrain’s deals with Israel, the Iranian adviser said the US has resorted to force and coercion to oblige some Persian Gulf states to establish ties with Israel.

“If the US were not pursuing an arrogant and humiliating behavior in this regard, there would be no need for Trump’s circus on the balcony of the White House,” Amir Abdollahian added.

Bahrain has become the fourth Arab government to reach a deal with Israel after Egypt, Jordan and the UAE.

The governments of Abu Dhabi and Manama have agreed to normalize ties with Israel as part of a diplomatic push by US President Donald Trump.

In early September, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei denounced the United Arab Emirates for betraying the Muslim world and regional nations by establishing ties with the Israeli regime, saying the treason would not last long while such a shame will taint the UAE forever.