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Bahrain would welcome 'new JCPOA' if Iran ends 'toxic' behavior

In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the foreign minister of Bahrain, says his country is "not shy" about working with the United States to support peace and prosperity in the region.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is greeted by Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa after arriving at Manama International Airport in Manama, Bahrain, January 11, 2019.  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS - RC18014FB370

Bahrain is open to a new nuclear agreement with Iran, as long as such a deal addresses Iran’s missile development and regional policies, in addition to its nuclear program.

Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s foreign minister, spoke to Al-Monitor in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York.

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