Bahrain to normalize relations with Israel: White House

(VOVWORLD) - US President Donald Trump said Friday that Bahrain has reached an agreement to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the 2nd Arab country to do so during the Trump presidency.

Bahrain to normalize relations with Israel: White House - ảnh 1From left: Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: Reuters)

The Israel-Bahrain normalization is a major betrayal to the Palestinian and Jewish people, said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian Parliament. The Palestinian government and the Hamas Islamic movement called the Israel-Bahrain deal a backstab and an act of aggression against the Palestinian.

President Trump is scheduled to host the signing ceremony of the Israel-UAE normalization in the White House next Tuesday, when Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani are expected to sign an Israel-Bahrain historical peace statement.  

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