IRI FM: Intensifying security atmosphere in Bahrain to complicate situation
IRI Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said here Wednesday intensifying security atmosphere in Bahrain would solve no problem there, but merely further complicate the situation, IRNA reported.
Mehmanparast added, 'The Islamic Republic of Iran still emphasizes on its stand that resorting to aggressive moves and the recent explosions, the presence of foreign military forces and oppressing the peaceful objection protests of the people, and briefly peaking intensifying the security atmosphere in Bahrain would not only solve no problem in Bahrain, but would also further complicated the situation there.'
According to IRNA, the Foreign Ministry's Head Media Office further quoted Mehmanparast as saying, 'Thus far the world nations have been witnesses to the peaceful approach adopted by Bahraini protesters for achieving their demands and the documents published by various Bahraini groups on condemning violence, too, is another proof for this claim, which Iran welcomes.'
The Foreign Ministry spokesman reiterated, 'The crisis in Bahrain is in need of a political solution based on justice seeking dialogue comprised various spectrums of the Bahraini nation, as well as implementing true and real continuous reforms in accordance with the people's demands, and trust building moves which can provide the required atmosphere aimed at holding a national dialogue.
Mehmanparast pointed out the peaceful nature of the popular revolution in the Persian Gulf kingdom and emphasized the Islamic Republic's opposition to the use of violence by the parties involved in the standoff.
Bahrain has witnessed regular anti-regime protests following a popular revolution in the island nation in February 2011. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates sent security and military forces to the neighboring country upon a request from Manama to help the Bahraini government quash the peaceful protests.
Dozens of people have been killed in the crackdown, and the security forces have arrested hundreds, including doctors and nurses accused of treating injured revolutionaries.
Despite the Al Khalifa regime's ban on all demonstrations and public gatherings across the state, Bahraini protesters say they remain resolute to continue demonstrations until their demands for the establishment of a democratically elected government are met.