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Bahraini FM’s Remarks Denounced

Bahraini FM’s Remarks DenouncedBahraini FM’s Remarks Denounced

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi dismissed the recent “rude and cheap” remarks by the Bahraini foreign minister, saying he is in no position to comment on Iran. “You are too petty and lowly to comment about the proud Iran, which is the symbol of an ancient and glorious civilization,” Qasemi said on Saturday. In a series of tweets on Thursday, Bahraini Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa leveled baseless allegations against the Islamic Republic, one of which read, “Iran is eternal, but the Islamic Republic is ephemeral.” Qasemi said the ancient land of Iran with highly educated people has a unique history, civilization, culture, democracy and is among the most independent countries in the region, Press TV reported. Iran “is a nightmare for failing Bahraini rulers and other reactionary regimes that have no skill but to suppress the demands of people and commit crimes against them with the support of extra-regional countries,” he said. Anti-regime protesters frequently hold demonstrations in Bahrain since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011. They are demanding that the Al Khalifa dynasty relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.

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