Friday, 8 April 2016
Bahrain’s FM: Iran Bigger Threat than ’Israel’!
Another confession by a Gulf official reveal some aspect of the deep relations between the tyrant monarchies and the Zionist entity.
“Iran presents a greater danger to Gulf States and the stability of the Middle East than “Israel”,” a high ranking official in the Bahrain government told Arab Media in recent comments.
During an interview with Saudi Arabia’s al-Arabiya TV last Tuesday, Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said that Iran is currently the coastal kingdom’s “biggest problem” and added that his country will not “hesitate to defend” itself if necessary, according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute [MEMRI].
Bahrain broke off formal relations with Iran in January of this year.
“We wanted to convey a message to Iran and to all its satellites in the region that we are serious in confronting them,” Al Khalifa said when asked what “was the practical outcome” of distancing itself from Hizbullah and the Islamic Republic.
He further added: “By no means will we hesitate in defending our countries, our peoples, our interests and our brothers in the region.”
As the discussion draws to a conclusion, the interviewer asks: “Are you saying that Iran is more dangerous than “Israel” to the Gulf states?”
“Look, we wish to have good relations with both, but under the current circumstances and challenges, the Iranian danger is what we see before our eyes,” al-Khalifa responds.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
07-04-2016 | 11:18