Every country, including Israel, has a right to defend itself, Bahrain’s foreign minister said in response to Israel’s airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria. The minister took to Twitter to express his support.

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Following the early morning Iranian attack from Syria and the IDF’s response, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, in a rare show of support for Israel, said that any country in the region has a right to defend itself.

In a tweet he wrote in Arabic today (Thursday), he said: “As long as Iran changes the current situation in the area and exploits other countries by using its power and missiles, then every country in this region—including Israel—has a right to defend itself by destroying the source of danger.”

Early Thursday morning, Israel responded to a large-scale Iranian missile attack on the Golan Heights from Syrian territory by launching a major operation against Iranian targets and wiping out much of Tehran’s military infrastructure there, according to the IDF.

Israeli Iron Dome system in action

Israeli Iron Dome system in action Photo Credit: Kobi Richter/TPS

“The Iranians tried to attack Israel, but no rocket fell in Israeli territory. Some of them fell in Syria and some were intercepted by the Iron Dome. We hit almost all Iranian infrastructures in Syria,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said this morning at the annual IDC Herzliya Conference. “They must understand: If it rains on us, it will pour on them.”