Manama dialogue: Gathering for security or insecurity?

BY: Pooya Mirzaei

PEJOURNAL – In recent days, Bahrain has hosted a meeting in Manama called the Regional Security Summit. Although Bahrain was the nominal host of the Manama dialogue, the meeting could be considered to be hosted by Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, given Riyadh’s godfather’s ruling on Manama.

The record of these countries, both domestically against their citizens and in the region against free nations like Yemen, shows that they are themselves part of the crisis and the cause of insecurity in the region, and therefore hosting Manama dialogue called the Regional Security Summit is a clear contradiction.

Official UN reports indicate that there are 30,000 political prisoners in Saudi Arabia, and that Al-Khalifa has been extensively suppressed in Bahrain since 2011.

On the other hand, these countries have not only directly killed the oppressed people of Yemen by imposing war on this country since 2015, furthermore, by their compromising approach and relationship with the Zionist regime, they have practically paved the way for the regime to be more arrogant in suppressing the Palestinians.

On the other hand; The composition of the participants in Manama dialogue is also a considerable one, because although the title of the meeting is a regional security summit, the composition present in it shows something else.

The meeting focused on US officials, including Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and US National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk. On the other hand, the name of “Eyal Hulata”, the Zionist regime’s internal security adviser, can be seen in the list of those present at the meeting as well.

Meanwhile, in the US record, the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, which led to the massacre of thousands of innocent people, the support of terrorism and the unrest in Iraq and Syria, economic terrorism against most countries in the region, support for the Zionist regime, confrontation of popular resistance fronts, who pursue the freedom and independence of their country, and in general, everything that is the root of the crisis and insecurity in the region can be found.

The Zionist regime is also recognized by the world as the root of the region’s crises and insecurities, which has institutionalized insecurity in the region through occupation and the illusion of the Nile to the Euphrates.

According to this; The most important feature of the Manama dialogue can be considered the lack of knowledge of the organizers about the developments in the region, or in other words, their attempts to distort and invert the facts of the region.

The truth is that not only the era of US hegemony and unilateralism in the region is over, but also the nations of the region, relying on the model of active resistance, are calling for the complete expulsion of the United States from the region.

On the other hand, the Manama dialogue has taken on new dimensions of the Arab-Israeli reconciliation process in the form of security and military.
Meanwhile, the Arab compromise has intensified the crisis in Palestine and the Zionist regime’s attacks on Lebanon and Syria, and therefore the nations of the region consider these countries traitors to the Islamic world and the Palestinian cause, emphasizing the end of this process.

Based on the above, it can be said that the Manama dialogue cannot be a step to resolve the security crises in the region, but also paves the way for new dimensions of insecurity, and the result of this meeting is the legitimization of the occupation and aggression of the Zionist regime and the continuation of the US interventionist presence in the region.