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[9/17/2020]

Leader's Top Aide: UAE, Bahrain Building House of Cards by Normalization of Ties with Israel  

 Iranian Supreme Leader’s top advisor for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati blasted the UAE and Bahrain for normalization of relations with Israel, saying that they are building a house of cards.

Leader's Top Aide: UAE, Bahrain Building House of Cards by Normalization of Ties with Israel

Thu Sep 17, 2020

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Supreme Leader’s top advisor for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati blasted the UAE and Bahrain for normalization of relations with Israel, saying that they are building a house of cards.

Addressing the 13th meeting of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening held via video conference on Wednesday to discuss the recent normalization of ties between Israel and the two Arab states which was attended by participants from some 50 Muslim countries, Velayati condemned the normalization of relations between certain Arab countries and the Zionist regime as "a malicious scheme" and "a prelude to the full implementation of the 'deal of the century' and a publicity stunt."

"Instead of relying on divine promises, the unity of word, the will of the people and the unparalleled capacities of the Islamic world, some Persian Gulf vassal states have pinned their hopes on nothing and built a house of cards so that they should pay the price for and suffer the consequences of this humiliating compromise and normalization from their countries' national and spiritual assets," he added.

Velayati described the Palestinian issue as the top priority of the Muslim world over the past seven decades, and said

"The [so-called] deal of the century, as a complementary measure to compromise moves, removed the mask of hypocrisy from the arrogant face of those seeking and advocating compromise] with the Israeli regime, he added.

He said that enemies of the Islamic resistance in the region and on the international scene have, in recent decades, planned and implemented various scenarios in order to shield their arrogant and exploitative interests.  

Velayati added that the enemies have been making efforts over the last 70 years to gradually wipe out Palestine from the map of the region and to replace it with the fake occupying regime of Israel, stressing that the global arrogance hatches various conspiracies and plots in a bid to remove this pivotal issue off top priorities of the Islamic world.

He pointed to several rounds of so-called peace talks to resolve the Palestinian issue and said not only the negotiations failed to achieve anything for the oppressed people of Palestine, but they also resulted in excessive demands by Israel, its continued settlement construction activities, and more concessions in favor of the Tel Aviv regime.

Velayati described unity, coherence and resistance of the Islamic Ummah in the face of the excessive demands and malicious plans by the enemies and the reinforcement of the Islamic resistance front as the sole way to realize the Palestinian cause.

US President Donald Trump tweeted the news of the Israel-Bahrain normalization deal on Friday after he spoke by phone to Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Following the announcement at the White House, Palestinian officials condemned the Israel-Bahrain normalization deal announced by US President Donald Trump as another "stab in the back" by an Arab state.

Friday's accord normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and Bahrain comes one month after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to normalize ties with Israel under a US-brokered deal.

On August 13, President Trump announced a deal brokered by his government between Israel and the UAE which he said would lead to full normalization of ties between the two.

Critics see the deal as the latest attempt by Trump to save his presidential campaign against the Democrat Joe Biden.

In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee said normalization of ties with Israel is a strategic mistake, stressing that any kind of insecurity in the region will be seen from now on by Tehran as to be the outcome of this compromise deal.

“It is a strategic mistake to normalize ties with Israel and the responsibility for all the consequences of the action falls on the Bahraini government and any government that has compromised,” Rabiyee said.

“Iran considers the Zionist regime's interference in the region as a threat,” he noted.

“The oppressed people of Palestine and Muslims who have lived with the Palestinian cause will not allow any normalization of relations,” the spokesman continued.

 

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