Foreign Policy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:38
Zarif: US Taxpayers’ Dollars, Lives Spent for Votes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said US taxpayers’ dollars and lives of American soldiers have been sacrificed for garnering votes, stressing that the US government has not only ruined the region but has also betrayed its own people.

Zarif took to the social media platform, Twitter on Thursday to question the US policy in the Middle-East, saying Washington has spent seven trillion dollars of the US taxpayers' money and sacrificed thousands of American lives for the sake of Israel's interests.
 

He attached a report published by "Jewish Telegraphic Agency" related to President Donald Trump’s spending much of his 20-minute call with American Jewish leaders making the case for more American Jews to vote for him.

“I have to say this, whatever you can do in terms of November 3 is going to be very important because if we don’t win, Israel is in big trouble,” Trump was quoted as saying.

In relevant remarks recently, Zarif said normalization of ties between some Arab regional regimes and Israel is, in fact, an attempt by US President Donald Trump to gather campaign photos.

"@realDonaldTrump desperately needed a campaign photo. His son-in-law blackmailed their regional clients into giving him one," Zarif wrote on his Twitter account.

"The only problem: 'Peace agreements' being signed are NOT between foes but longstanding allies," he added.

"What a diplomatic coup! Stay tuned for more," Iran’s top diplomat noted.

US President Donald Trump tweeted the news of the Israel-Bahrain normalization deal on Friday September 11 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.

 

 

 

 

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