TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- Iran’s Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif on Monday took to Twitter to mock U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton in the wake of his trip to Occupied Palestine but received a scathing retort by none other than the foreign minister of Bahrain.
In his tweet, Zarif shared a photo of Bolton during his visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem Al-Quds. In the photo, Bolton and his entourage were seen wearing goggles as they were purportedly attending a virtual reality experience of the history of the Western Wall.
"It's said a picture says a thousand words. This picture, however, says more than a thousand words about decades of failed U.S. policies in our region,” Zarif wrote. "In the valley of the blind, even those with VR glasses are still blind,” he continued.
In response, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa tweeted a photo of Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wearing sporting goggles during a visit to Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization when he was in office.
"This picture says a million words…about decades of ill intentions, hegemonic aims and misrepresentation of a proud nation. Iran is one thing and you guys are another,” wrote Khalifa.
The tweet is not the first time that the Bahraini top diplomat has appeared to back the occupying regime of Israel.
Khalifa last month blasted Hezbollah for allegedly digging tunnels from Lebanon into the occupied territory.
"Is the digging if tunnels by the organization not an open threat to the stability of Lebanon? Who bears responsibility when the neighboring countries take upon themselves the task of getting rid of the danger that threatens them?" he wrote in Arabic on Twitter.
A week later, he released a statement in support of Australia's decision to recognize western Jerusalem Al-Quds as the occupying regime of Israel's so-called capital.
"Australia’s position does not hamper the legitimate demands of the Palestinians and first and foremost East Jerusalem (Al-Quds) as the Palestinian capital,” said Khalifa.
The Bahraini foreign minister’s comments follow recent reports that the Zioniest regime is working to promote diplomatic relations with Bahrain.