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  • Iran is loosing everyone

    It appears that all nations are separating ties with Iran and those that continue to stick around are going to be the odd ones out shortly. All of the countries that cut out are smart and are eliminating the chance that they may become collateral damage if war or challenge starts with Iran.

  • Bahrain right to cut ties with Iran

    One of Bahrain's closest allies is the Saudi's and to show solidarity and support to them, when Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran, Bahrain followed behind almost immeidately. Especially since the embassies in Iran seem to always be under attack, it seems like a smart short-term move to cut ties with Iran. With such complicated and intertwined current events, however, they may pay for this move later on.

  • Yes, Enough is enough.

    Yes, just like a bad relationship you need to know when to call it quits. Neither side was getting what they wanted and it was time to part ways. Although the tactics used to sever the diplomatic ties is without a doubt questionable, it was the right move. It definitely makes for an even more confusing politcal climate in the middle east.

  • Bahrain is puppet state

    Government in Bahrain just follow orders from Saudi Arabia. Bahrain is not independent state any more. The majority of people in Bahrain are Shia so personally I don´t think they would act like they have acted if their government is not fully under Saudi´s influence. Probably we should do some further inquiry inside Bahrain to find out what people really think about situation. But definitely cutting diplomatic ties with Iran was wrong decision.

  • Bahrain is puppet state

    Government in Bahrain just follow orders from Saudi Arabia. Bahrain is not independent state any more. The majority of people in Bahrain are Shia so personally I don´t think they would act like they have acted if their government is not fully under Saudi´s influence. Probably we should do some further inquiry inside Bahrain to find out what people really think about situation. But definitely cutting diplomatic ties with Iran was wrong decision.

  • In Bahrain is puppet leadership.

    Government in Bahrain just follow orders from Saudi Arabia. Bahrain is not independent state any more. The majority of people in Bahrain are Shia so personally I don´t think they would act like they have acted if their government is not fully under Saudi´s influence. Probably we should do some further inquiry inside Bahrain to find out what people really think about situation. But definitely cutting diplomatic ties with Iran was wrong decision.

  • Iran is being blamed for the actions of private individuals

    The embassy was attacked by protesters, NOT by the Iranian government, by private individuals. It would be worthwhile to cut diplomatic ties if the Iranian government condoned the attacks or even did nothing to stop them. But they not only condemned they attacks they have acted to stop those who perpetrated them.

    Http://www.Theatlantic.Com/international/archive/2016/01/iran-saudi-arabia-republicans/422640/

    It is not the main focus of the article but it includes the fact that Iran has arrested 40 demonstrators following the attacks. Also, the president demanded that Iranian ministries protect Saudi officials in Iran.

    While violence is unjustified Iranians are justifiable upset at Saudi Arabia. In fact we all should be. Saudi Arabia executed a shiite cleric who was merely critical of the regime, not advocating violence. This is of course nothing new for Saudi Arabia. I'm not saying Iran is any better. Both regimes repress and sometimes execute political dissenters. But seeing as Bahrain is in the gulf between Iran and Saudi Arabia it can't quite cut ties with both of those countries, so the best choice would be to be neutral and not cut ties with either of them.

  • Taking a Rash Stand

    It is understandable that Bahrain is taking a stand along with it's allies in order to show support after the attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy, but the act was not called for by Iran itself, by rather protesters. By cutting ties so definitively Bahrain is further pushing on the already tense relationship.


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