Wednesday 23 September 2020
News ID: 82901
Publish Date: 16 September 2020 - 21:55
After Normalization Deals Signed With Zionist Regime:
TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will be responsible for any "consequences” resulting from their normalization of relations with the occupying regime of Israel.
The remarks came a day after Zionist premier Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of the UAE and Bahrain signed agreements at a ceremony at the White House — establishing full diplomatic ties (in the case of the UAE), and declaring an intention to do so (in the case of Bahrain).
Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Rouhani said that the Zionist regime is "committing more crimes in Palestine every day.”
"Some of the region’s countries, their people are pious Muslims but their rulers neither understand religion nor (their) debt … to the nation of Palestine, to their brothers speaking their language,” he said in televised remarks.
"How could you reach out your hands to Israel? And then you want to give them bases in the region? All the severe consequences that would arise from this are on you.”
U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that similar Washington-brokered deals were close between the occupying regime of Israel and several Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia.
"After decades of division and conflict we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” Trump said.
Iran had previously warned Bahrain that its deal made it a partner to Israel’s "crimes” and accused the UAE of betraying the Muslim world.
In 2016, Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Iran and the UAE downgraded relations amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic Republic.
Rouhani also said the United States has suffered a "humiliating defeat” in its push to trigger the so-called snapback mechanism.
He said the weekend on which UN sanctions on the Islamic Republic will expire will mark a victory for the Iranian nation.
"Saturday and Sunday are the days of the Iranian nation’s victory and America’s humiliating defeat,” the president said. "I congratulate the Iranian nation in advance on its great and historic victory in defeating America’s attempts to trigger the snap-back mechanism.”
On August 20, the U.S. formally notified the United Nations of Washington’s demand for all UN sanctions on Iran to be restored, citing what he claimed to be Iranian violations of the 2015 nuclear deal.
However, the remaining signatories to the deal — named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — maintained that Washington could not initiate the mechanism because it had already left the accord in May 2018.
"The whole world knows that the snapback mechanism belongs to the JCPOA members. The one who has considered the JCPOA to be treasonous, named it the ‘worst deal ever,’ withdrawn from it, heaped scorn on it, encouraged others to pull out of it and stood against the Security Council Resolution (2231), is not qualified for this job,” Rouhani said, referring to the resolution that enshrined the nuclear deal.
Activating the snapback mechanism "is a one-month process, which fortunately the United States could not even start. It is one of Iran’s historical victories and successes. America wants to conspire against the Iranian people but cannot even take a single step,” he added.
The president also stressed that Security Council members as well as the European signatories to the JCPOA besides Russia and China have all opposed the U.S. push to invoke the snapback mechanism.
Washington wanted to portray this weekend as a victory for itself, but it could not "even get a member onboard and take a step to unleash (the snapback), so how would it succeed?” the president said. 

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