“The Zionist regime is seeking to materialize the motto of control over regions from Nile to the Euphrates through the so-called peace plan,” Shamkhani said in a meeting with former Iraqi Prime Minister and secretary-general of Iraq’s Islamic Dawa Party Nouri al-Maliki in Tehran on Monday.
He warned the “betraying” rulers of certain Arab states not to victimize the Palestinian cause for their short-term ambitions, and said, “The Islamic world will never allow materialization of such a dangerous and treacherous plot.”
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Maliki (L) and SNSC Secretary Ali Shamkhani (R)
Maliki, for his part, underscored the necessity to increase solidarity in the Muslim world to prevent measures which distort and threaten the Islamic identity and territories, and said the threats targeting the holy Quds and Palestine’s existence will be obviated through the cooperation of the Islamic states as they did against terrorism in Iraq and the region.
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.
Seventeen Bahraini political streams and associations, including the 14th of February Youth Coalition, in a statement voiced opposition to Manama’s decision to normalize relations with Israel, warning that it will be a detrimental move against peace in the region.
“No type of normalization of relations between certain countries and the Zionist regime has ever led to peace and restoration of the Palestinian nation’s rights and instead has encouraged the enemy to commit more crimes against Palestine and sanctities of Arabs and Muslims, including the holy Quds,” the statement said, the Arabic-language Arabi 24 news website reported on Monday.
It added that the peace agreement between Bahrain and Israel, brokered by the US, was a big shock to the Bahraini nation, political associations, civil society and all national figures.