TEHRAN (Iran News) – 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 Israel.
Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Rouhani said that Israel is “committing more crimes in Palestine every day,” AFP reported.
“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.”
The remarks came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of the UAE and Bahrain signed agreements establishing full diplomatic ties at a ceremony at the White House.
US President Donald Trump said similar Washington-brokered deals were close between Israel and several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia.
Iran had previously warned Bahrain that its deal made it a partner to Israel’s “crimes” and slammed the UAE for “betraying” the Muslim world.
- source : Iran Daily