Bahraini FM Praises Netanyahu: He has Clear Position on Importance of Establishing Stability in Region and Saudi Arabia’s Role
2018-11-03 - 7:45 p
Bahrain Mirror: Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa praised the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said that "Mr." Netanyahu has a clear position on the importance of establishing stability in the region. Al Khalifa said in a tweet on Friday (November 2, 2018) "Despite controversy, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu has a clear position on the importance of establishing stability in the region and Saudi Arabia's role in achieving this stability."
The minister retweeted a statement for Netanyahu about the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi quoted from an Israeli newspaper and posted by "Jerusalem Post" reporter Anna Ahronheim on her page. The Israeli PM described murder of Jamal Khashoggi as "horrendous" and said "at the same it is very important for the stability of the world, for the region and for the world, that Saudi Arabia remain stable." He added that "the larger problem I believe is Iran, and we have to make sure that Iran does not continue the malign activities that it has been engaged in over the last few weeks in Europe."
Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper revealed last week that Bahrain is secretly holding talks with Israel in preparation for open relations between the two countries. It added that the talks come in the framework of normalizing ties with the Arab states ahead of implementing the American plan, known as the "deal of the century", to end the conflict in the region.
On Saturday, Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said that he "wishes success for the efforts being exerted by the Omani Sultan Qaboos Bin Said aimed at reviving the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians."