Saturday, January 26, 2013

Iran: Deputy FM rejects Bahrain allegation on Iran interference

Source: IRNA

Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister in Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said if Iran had any interference in Bahrain affairs, the situation in that country would be different now.

Amir-Abdollahian was reacting to a false claim by a Bahraini official about Iran's interference in Bahrain.

Talking to IRNA on Friday evening, Amir-Abdollahian warned against using chemical gases against Bahraini people by the government of Al-Khalifa and said the claim about Iran's interference in Bahrain is a baseless and repeated scenario.

Amir-Abdollahian said Bahraini people move was merely an internal uprising.

He went on to say that making this allegation is an insult to Bahraini people, who with patience and a democratic and peaceful means, have been following their civil demands and facing with oppression, massacre, ousting from work and threat during past two years.

Referring to severe violation of human rights and continuation of military operation against people, the deputy FM said that solution for Bahrain problem is merely political and based upon dialogue and real negotiation and Iran supports this method.

He expressed hope that Bahraini government, by considering democratic demands of the people, would pave the way for holding talks and end military situation in the country and avoid using lethal chemical gases against its own people.

Since mid-February 2011, thousands of protesters have marched in the streets of Bahrain cities in protest against al-Khalifa government.