Iranian DM Warns Saudis: Bahrain Intervention Might Entail “Dire Consequences”
Five people were killed today in Bahraini protests including two police officers who were hit by a car.
The Iranian-backed Shia majority is protesting the pro-American Sunni leadership.
The Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi warned Saudi Arabia today that intervention in Bahrain “might involve dire consequences.”
Iranian Fars News reported:
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi lashed out at Saudi Arabia for its military intervention in Bahrain’s internal affairs, stressing that the move will spark further tension in the region.
“Such moves will increase tension and undermine stability and security in the region,” Vahidi told reporters on the sidelines of a parliament session here in Tehran on Wednesday.
“The region will turn into a center for atrocity, hostility and clashes if such unwise moves that lack legality become a normality,” Vahidi stressed, adding that such a change would definitely harm the regional nations.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast on Tuesday voiced Tehran’s strong opposition to any foreign military intervention in Bahrain, and warned that any such move might entail dire consequences.
Speaking to reporters in his weekly press conference here in Tehran, Mehman-Parast pointed to the recent uprising in Bahrain, and stated that deployment and intervention of foreign forces in Bahrain is “unacceptable” and would make problems more complicated and hard to resolve.