Tehran voices concern over foreign intervention in Bahrain
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Friday voiced concern over foreign forces' act and martyrdom of a youth in Bahrain on the Eid-ul-Fitr (Fast Breaking Festival), IRNA reported.
"We are concerned over the measures and the conditions prevailing over the country as a result of which foreign military forces have not allowed return of peace to the country," Mehmanparast said in the response to a question about continued violence in Bahrain, leading to martyrdom of Ali al-Sheikh, a Bahraini youth, on the day of Fitr Eid.
He noted that martyrdom of a young Bahraini citizen on Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of the world Muslims, does not go with any logic.
Had any timely action been taken to check the events happening in the country in the past months and to identify and try agents such massacres, no such bitter events would have taken place, said Mehmanparast.
Voicing concern again over continued presence of foreign forces in Bahrain and non-attention to the legitimate demands of the public through peaceful means, the Islamic Republic of Iran urges Bahraini government to take responsible and confidence-building measures and hold effective and realistic dialogue with an eye to the public's legitimate demands, added Mehmanparast.
He concluded that Iran also asks the Bahraini government to end presence of foreign forces in Bahrain, which further complicates the public's legitimate demands day by day, and to lead affairs to the right track by taking wise and faire solution.