Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blasted Washington's double-standard policies on different developments in the region, saying that while the US supports Bahrain's dictatorial regime, it equips terrorists with weapons in Syria, FNA reported.
Comparing Obama's outright support for anti-Syria armed gangs in the name of democracy while backing the dictatorial regime in Bahrain, Larijani insisted that "such dual standards cannot be justified by any reason".
"The people of Bahrain are under extreme hardship; they are not demanding anything extraordinary but merely want the right to a ballot in which there is no difference between Shiite and Sunni vote, but the parliament of this state (Bahrain) now only conforms to the American version of justice," he said.
Earlier, a senior Bahraini opposition leader had also lashed out at Washington's double-standard policy and approach towards developments in the region, specially in Bahrain and Syria.
Speaking to FNA in January, Spokesman of Bahrain's February 14 Revolution Abdul Raouf al-Shayeb said that the US holds a hostile stance on the Bahraini revolution and has given the Al Khalifa regime the green light for using different tactics and criminal acts to confront people and allowed Saudi Arabia to dispatch its forces to help Manama suppress protesters.
He pointed to the US support for anti-government armed groups in Syria, and added, "Washington is exercising a double-standard attitude towards Arab revolutions, on one hand it condemns the popular revolution in Bahrain and on the other hand it supports the Syrian opposition and supplies arms to them and also asks Saudi Arabia to help the Al Khalifa massacre and suppress the people by dispatching its forces."
Syria has been covered by anti-government protests for more than year resulting in violent clashes. According to UN figures, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 12,000.
Syrian officials have said that clashes with the armed opposition has killed more than 2.5 thousand soldiers and police officers against whom there are well-armed militants, and the number of civilian casualties exceeded 3,200.