What did the Israeli official visit?
The headquarters of the Fifth Fleet is in Manama, on the sidelines of its trip to Bahrain.
What about Bahrain and “Israel” talking about Iran?
They discussed cooperation in the issue of responding to the Iranian drone attacks.
A Hebrew newspaper revealed today, Friday, that “Israel” and Bahrain are discussing cooperation in the issue of responding to the Iranian drone attacks, which are seen as an increasing threat to the region.
And the newspaper “Haaretz” reported that the Israeli Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid, visited the headquarters of the Fifth Fleet in Manama on the sidelines of his trip to Bahrain, in which the headquarters of his country’s embassy in the Gulf state was inaugurated.
The newspaper points out that Lapid’s visit to the headquarters of the US Fifth Fleet, which is based in Bahrain, comes to send what Israeli officials described as a clear signal to Iran.
The newspaper quoted an Israeli source as saying: “Iran is developing drones, and this is something that bothers everyone.”
A diplomatic source said that the Bahraini reception of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the series of high-level meetings in Manama testify to the Kingdom’s desire to announce its close relations with “Israel”.
Lapid, accompanied by his Bahraini counterpart Abdul Latif Al-Zayani, took a souvenir photo in front of the battleship “USS Pearl Harbor”, along with a senior US Navy official and Chargé d’Affairs, the US ambassador to Manama, Maguy Nardi. An Israeli official described it as an “important strategic event.”
Yesterday, Thursday, the Israeli foreign minister visited Bahrain and held a series of high-level meetings with the Bahraini king, the crown prince and the foreign minister, in addition to the opening of the headquarters of the Israeli embassy in Manama.
Lapid’s visit coincided with the launch of the first commercial flight of Gulf Air – the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain – to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
The two countries also signed a series of joint cooperation agreements in various fields; Including energy, health, environment and technology.
In mid-September last year, the UAE and Bahrain signed agreements to normalize relations with “Israel”, in an official ceremony hosted by the White House garden, then Morocco and Sudan joined those agreements known as the “Abraham Treaty”.