Following Bahrain’s decision to normalize relations with Israel, Tehran has said that Bahrain has now become complicit in Israeli “crimes.”

The Arab state of Bahrain decided on Friday, September 11, to normalize its relations with the Jewish state of Israel. The decision is being seen as part of US President Donald Trump and his administration’s efforts to end Israel’s isolation in the Middle East. One of the goals of the US administration’s diplomatic efforts is to increase cooperation between anti-Iranian states.

US President Donald Trump announced an agreement to normalize relations between Israel and Bahrain on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Earlier, he spoke by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The three leaders also issued a brief joint statement outlining the decision to normalize Israeli-Bahraini relations. In the past two months, Bahrain has become the second Arab state to establish relations with Israel.

In response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to normalize relations between Bahrain and Israel, Tehran has said that Bahrain has now become complicit in Israeli “crimes.”

“The rulers of Bahrain will continue to be complicit in the crimes of the Zionist state, which is a constant threat to the security of the region and the Islamic world,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

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