In a significant move towards improving bilateral relations, an Iranian member of parliament, Elham Azad, announced that Iran and Bahrain have agreed to reopen their embassies in Tehran and Manama soon. Azad was part of an Iranian parliamentary delegation that traveled to Bahrain to discuss the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The decision to reopen embassies comes after Iran’s recent agreement with Saudi Arabia and its implementation of the neighborhood policy. The neighborhood policy aims to normalize diplomatic relations with neighboring countries in the region.
Azad emphasized that both Iran and Bahrain need to work together to address regional issues and coordinate their efforts more closely. This move is expected to bring a new level of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade, tourism, and cultural exchange.
Iran and Bahrain had severed diplomatic relations in 2016 due to differences over regional conflicts. However, the recent thaw in relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia has prompted Bahrain to reconsider its approach towards Iran.
This development is likely to have positive implications for the stability and security of the region, and could potentially lead to similar diplomatic initiatives between Iran and other Gulf countries.