Bahrain appreciates US decision on Iranian oil sanctions

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The Kingdom of Bahrain has welcomed the decision of the sanction on importers of Iranian oil, that announced by the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo.

“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.” Read a statement issued by the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

“Bahrain 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 at the regional and international levels,” the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

“The Kingdom of Bahrain reiterated its unequivocal support for 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 end its attempts to spread chaos in the region and force it to respect the independence and sovereignty of states and not interfering in their internal affairs.” The statement concluded.

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Saudi Arabia and other member countries of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are capable of controlling the oil market while ending exemptions that allow some countries to purchase the Iranian oil.