Israeli occupation, Bahrain sign joint security agreement
During his first-ever visit to Bahrain, the Israeli occupation's minister of security signs a joint security agreement with Bahrain, as the "Israel Defense" website reveals that "Israel" is seeking to allocate a seaport in Bahrain.
The Israeli occupation's security ministry announced Thursday that "Israel" and Bahrain had signed a security agreement, following Israeli Security Minister Benny Gantz's first-ever visit to Bahrain's capital, Manama.
This is the occupation's first deal with a Gulf country since normalizing ties with Manama and Abu Dhabi under US sponsorship more than a year ago.
Gantz pointed out the memorandum of understanding, which covers intelligence, procurement, and joint training, takes the countries' relationship to "new heights".
The Israeli occupation minister claimed the signed agreement would contribute to the security of both sides and "the stability of the region."
The minister earlier called for deeper cooperation with Gulf partners to confront what he called "maritime and aerial threats", as he toured the US Fifth Fleet headquarters based in Bahrain.
A "historical" visit
The Israeli media described the agreement as "historical".
The media reported that Gantz had met with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain and the country's premier Salman Al Khalifa, as well as the Commander in Chief of the Bahraini Armed Forces and the Bahraini Defense Minister.
According to the media, the security agreement is expected to lead to the signing of other security agreements that will allow the acceleration and development of security and intelligence cooperation.
The Israeli trip to Bahrain was not "Tel Aviv's" first in the region, as occupation President Isaac Herzog went to the UAE a few days ago, where he met Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Israeli seaport in Bahrain
"Israel Defense" website revealed that the Israeli occupation is seeking to allocate a seaport in Bahrain to use it as a base for the Israeli navy against Iran with US partnership or mediation, and Bahraini approval.
Israeli website Intelli Times said Gantz's visit to Bahrain was accompanied by a military refueling plane over Saudi Arabia. The website also speculated about the possibility that the flight, at least part of it, was accompanied by fighter jets.
It is noteworthy that a US-led maritime exercise involving 60 states and organizations is underway in and around the Gulf, with Saudi Arabia and the Israeli occupation participating side by side.