Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Iran: Armed Forces Chief - Not too late for Bahraini, Yemeni revolutionaries

Tehran, Nov 8, IRNA – It is not too late for Bahrain and Yemen revolutionaries to achieve their demands, Joint Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Seyyed Hassan Firouzabadi said here Monday.He also called on the Yemeni and Bahraini elites to support their peoples’ demands.

“If elites in Yemen and Bahrain do their moral duty in support of oppressed peoples of these two countries, these two nations will gain victory sooner,” Firouzabadi added.

The high brss IRI general underlined that the the situation of the Bahraini and Yemeni peoples are historically catastrophic.

Since the beginning of 2011, the Muslim world has witnessed popular uprisings and revolutions similar to what happened in Iran in 1979. Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January, which was soon followed by a revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in February.

Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have since been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdown on demonstrations to silence their critics.

Bahrain and Yemen, however, have experienced the deadliest clashes. Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa Dynasty's over-40-year rule.

Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar - were dispatched to the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on March 13 to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.