On October 1st, Iranian Parliament Speaker’s Special Aide for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian described both Saudi Arabia and Bahrain as “Israeli puppets.”
According to him, all of the normalization deals that Israel has recently been part of have the final aim of breaking down Saudi Arabia as a state.
Furthermore, he noted that it was only Abu Dhabi which committed the recent normalization of ties with Israel and other emirates of the UAE are not included in the treason.
US President Donald Trump tweeted the news of the Israel-Bahrain normalization deal in September 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.
On August 13th, 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 in mid-September, 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 September 16th, 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 Israel 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.
It is unclear how Israel plans to dissolve Saudi Arabia, or why that is of concern to Iran, since Riyadh, in addition to Tel’Aviv are both adversaries to Tehran, and any weakening of either is, actually, good news for Iran.