Iran: PGCC's letter on Bahrain unacceptable
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 21 /Trend D.Khatinoglu/
Iran has returned the letter of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) secretary general Abdul Latif Al Zayani back and believes the content of the letter over Bahrain events is unacceptable, IRNA reported quoting an informed source in Foreign Ministry as saying.
"The letter is unconventional with diplomatic affairs and it was returned to the PGCC secretary general during a meeting with the Iranian Ambassador in Bahrain Sayed Mohammad Jawad Rasouli," he said. "With the consideration of unacceptable content the letter has been returned to PGCC."
A statement by Iranian religious cleric Ahmad Jannati calling for an Islamic occupation of Bahrain has been strongly denounced Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.
PGCC member states expressed their total rejection for the 'false' and 'provocative' claims made by Jannati two weeks ago on Friday. PGCC states regarded Jannati's words as an unwelcomed interference in the Bahraini domestic affairs, a political discourse that disregards Bahrain's sovereignty and independence.
Seeking to portray the Gulf protest in an official image, Secretary-General of the PGCC Abdul Latif Al Zayani handed a protest note to Sayed Mohammad Jawad Rasouli, the Iranian ambassador in Bahrain during their meeting today in Riyadh.
The PGCC states called the Iranian officials to put an end for their inflammatory statements towards the Kingdom of Bahrain and its people, as to preserve the regional interests that connect the Gulf with the Islamic republic.