Bahrain welcomes US decision on Iranian oil sanctions

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Manama, Apr. 23 (BNA): Bahrain has welcomed the decision of the US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, regarding the sanctions on importers of Iranian oil. 

"This step is crucial in order to further support and strengthen efforts exerted in combatting terrorism and eradicating Iran’s malign and dangerous activities that aim to undermine security and stability and support terrorist organizations and militias in the region," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

"The Kingdom commends the pivotal role of the United States in its relentless efforts and strategic decisions to eliminate violence, extremism and terrorism, and all those supporting or funding it on the regional and international levels," the ministry said in a statement.

The Kingdom reiterated its unequivocal support to the US and called for the need to enhance international efforts aimed at eradicating the Iranian regime’s malign activities and policies that threaten security and peace, and to end its attempts to spread chaos in the region and forcing it to respect the independence and sovereignty of states and not interfering in their internal affairs.


BNA 1048 GMT 2019/04/23