Author: Anmol Kumar & Rahul Ajnoti

Iran Claims Bahrain: Disruption in West Asia
Analysis, Featured, Middle East, World

Iran Claims Bahrain: Disruption in West Asia

British-ruled Bahrain was claimed by Iran for the first time in 1957, when it was under the Shah’s reign and still a British protectorate. In 1970, the UN held a referendum asking the people of Bahrain whether they preferred an independent state for themselves or joining Iran. The populace overwhelmingly supported freedom and sovereignty. Israel is also one of the reasons behind the tense relations between Iran and Bahrain.Reviving the false territorial claims on Bahrain, Iran could potentially target its global and regional adversary's interests. Iran is the latest viral trend in the international arena. In the past few weeks, if any nation has succeeded in grabbing the media's time and attention after the Russia-Ukraine war, it has been Iran. Whether Iran decides to join the Shan...