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Israel's Lapid visits Bahrain-based US warship in warning to Iran

The Iranian threat and the campaign against a new nuke deal came up all along the historic visit of Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in Bahrain.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, second from left, visits the USS Pearl Harbor in Bahrain, Sept. 30, 2021.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh criticized this morning the Sept. 30 visit by Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to Bahrain, stating that the trip had left a stain on the reputation of Bahraini rulers that “will not be erased.”

For Jerusalem, the irritated reaction by Tehran only proved the success of the visit and the emerging regional anti-Iran alliance the Israeli government has been nurturing for some time now. In fact, Lapid’s one-day trip to Manama seems to have been geared for this goal exactly: to demonstrate to Iran that Israel is not alone in its campaign against its nuclear program or in its campaign against a new nuke deal.

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