‘Schizophrenic’ US foreign policy pushing Arab states toward Russia, Bahrain warns

Obama administration’s stance on Iran and Syria could see US lose influence in the Middle East, Bahrain’s rulers warn

America’s “schizophrenic” approach to the Middle East could result in many key Arab states deciding to align themselves more closely with Russia, the rulers of Bahrain warned on Sunday.

In an exclusive interview with The Telegraph, Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain, warned that Barack Obama’s administration would lose influence in the region if it persisted with what a “transient and reactive” foreign policy. Continue reading