Military meddling angers Iran
IRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi hasin
discussions with Mideast officials, warned against the consequences of
foreign military invasion of Bahrain. Salehi held separate telephone
conversations with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, Iraqi
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister
Muhammad al-Sabah over the recent developments in Bahrain on Wednesday,
Given the critical situation in the country, the top Iranian official
called for continued consultations between regional countries to prevent
a humanitarian crisis in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
He also expressed concern over foreign military invasion of Bahrain
and warned against the repercussions of such meddling as well as the
ongoing critical situation in the country.
On Tuesday, Salehi also wrote letters to the United Nations, the
Organization of Islamic Conference and the Arab League regarding the
situation in crisis-hit Bahrain. The Iranian minister condemned
Bahrainís severe crackdown on anti-government protesters and the foreign
military invasion of the country, calling on the UN to take immediate
measures to stop the incursion.
To help the Bahraini government crush the anti-government protests,
Saudi Arabia has deployed more than 1,000 troops to the country at the
request of Manama.