Response to Bahrain

Response to BahrainResponse to Bahrain

A member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission rejected the claim by the top Bahraini diplomat that Iran interferes in a Arab kingdom’s affairs, saying Manama should implement “political reforms” and embrace democracy instead of leveling accusations against other countries.    In a recent interview with Sky News Arabia, Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa claimed Iran meddles in the internal affairs of Arab countries, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria and Yemen and tries to exercise influence in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.  Lawmaker Seyyed Baqer Hosseini told ICANA on Monday, “Considering the conclusion of the nuclear deal [between Iran and major powers on July 14], small Arab countries [referring to Persian Gulf Arab states] are trying to isolate Iran, but undoubtedly Iran cannot be isolated.”