Bahrain backs Israel right to ‘defend self’ after Syria strikes

Dubai (AFP) – Bahrain’s foreign minister, Sheikh Khalid al-Khalifa, on Thursday backed Israel’s right to “defend itself” after the Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight.

“As long as Iran has breached the status quo in the region and invaded countries with its forces and missiles, so any state in the region, including Israel, is entitled to defend itself by destroying sources of danger,” the minister, whose country is a close ally of Saudi Arabia, said on his official Twitter account.

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