Bahrain Diplomat Claims Iran Deal 'Has Caused Death of Dozens of Innocent Civilians' - Report
According to the TOI, the diplomat said at a press briefing at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem that he had hopes the JCPOA would bring peace, "but on the contrary, it has fueled crises across the Middle East. It has increased the number of refugees that have fled into Europe. It has caused more instigation of extremism and hatred in many different regions across the Middle East."
"[The JCPOA] disregarded two other prime issues that the region is facing — namely [Iran's] ballistic missile programme and the malign behaviour of Iran… from what we have seen, the malign activities of Iran in the region are continuing," the foreign minister concluded, according to the TOI.
Bahrain, along the United Arab Emirates, signed the US-brokered Abraham Accords at the White House in September to normalise ties with the Jewish State. The landmark rapprochement has met with harsh criticism among Palestinians, who consider it a betrayal among several Arab States that decades ago claimed to be foes of Israel.
President Trump walks to the #AbrahamAccords signing ceremony-The White House w/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs&Int’l Cooperation,Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. #Epic 🇺🇸🇮🇱🇦🇪🇧🇭 pic.twitter.com/Ydiw7qXIvw— Joe Piscopo (@JrzyJoePiscopo) September 15, 2020