Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran does not interfere in Bahrain’s internal affairs
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.3 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva T.Jafarov /
Iran does not interfere in Bahrain's internal affairs, IRINN TV channel quotes Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying. He added that if it had, the situation there would have been quite different.
"If we participate in any processes we recognise it, as in the 33-day war of Israel against Lebanon in 2006 when we were against Israel," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Riots in Bahrain began simultaneously with the revolutionary developments in other countries of the Arab East in the spring of 2011. At present, there are dozens of dead and more than 1000 arrested who took part in the anti-government protests in Bahrain. Most of them are Shiite Muslims. Shiites constitute the majority in the country, but the power belongs to the Sunni minority.