News ID: 274188
Published: 0324 GMT September 14, 2020

Zarif describes Trump’s attempts to normalize Israel-Arabs ties as election propaganda

Zarif describes Trump’s attempts to normalize Israel-Arabs ties as election propaganda
IRNA

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described a recent move by the US president to broker peace deals between Israel and some Persian Gulf Arab states as an election propaganda.

“@realDonaldTrump desperately needed a campaign photo. His son-in-law blackmailed their regional clients into giving him one,” the top Iranian diplomat tweeted on Monday.

Zarif’s comments came after US President Donald Trump on Friday announced the normalization of ties between Bahrain and Israel, the second Arab state to join a deal widely censured as a betrayal of the Palestinian cause.

The announcement came roughly a month after a similar announcement by Trump on a deal between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to forge formal ties.

All Palestinian factions have unanimously denounced the normalization agreements between Israel and the Persian Gulf Arab countries as a stab in the back of the oppressed Palestinian nation.

Iranian officials have also condemned the normalization agreements between Tel Aviv and Persian Gulf Arab states.

The Iranian foreign minister also referred to secret relations between the Persian Gulf Arab states with Israel before the announcement of the normalization of their ties with Tel Aviv. 

“The only problem: 'Peace agreements' being signed are NOT between foes but longstanding allies. What a diplomatic coup!”, Zarif said in his Twitter message.

Iran's Foreign Ministry also strongly condemned the deal on Saturday, saying the Manama regime had sacrificed the Palestinian cause against the occupation for the upcoming US presidential election through the “shameful” treaty.

On September 1, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the UAE has betrayed the entire Muslim world by normalizing ties with the Israeli regime, but that the betrayal will not last long.

“Of course, this situation will not last long, and the stain of shame will remain on the face of those who forgot the occupation of this country (Palestine) and the displacement of the Palestinian nation and allowed the Zionists into the region.”

Ayatollah Khamenei further expressed dismay at Abu Dhabi’s collaboration with Israel and the wicked elements at the helm of the US administration in their brutal actions against the interests of the region and the entire Islamic world.

The Leader advised the UAE to wake up as soon as possible and compensate for what it has done.

 

Press TV contributed to this story.

 

 

 

   
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