Creation of union between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to face obstacles
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 17 / Trend A.Taghiyeva, T. Jafarov /
The unification of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in the Union of the Gulf countries will face obstacles inside and outside the region, Lubnan editor Mahmoud Heidar believes.
"Such political unifications should take place after the referendum is held in the participating countries. No such referendum was held in Bahrain, so it can cause discontent of the population of the country," Heidar told Trend on Thursday.
The expert said the opposition of Bahrain, which during the year tries to radically change the political structure of the country, can use a decision of Riyadh and Manama on an union in order to continue the protest, which at this time will take a more assertive form.
A member of the Iranian Politology Association Davoud Hermidas-Bavand agrees with the Lebanese expert. He also believes that the unification of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia within the union is not legal, as the population of Bahrain is not in accordance with this decision.
"The unification at a time when mass rallies do not cease in Bahrain will only aggravate the situation in the country. Unification of these countries serves only the interests of the leadership of these countries, not the people," Bavand told Trend on Thursday.
Creation of such a union, in his opinion, does not meet the legal standards on freedom of speech and the UN Charter, and is an indication of how Saudi Arabia is trying to impose on other Arab country its leadership.
Lebanese expert Heidar also believes that the unification of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will undoubtedly be a cause of new attacks by Iran on the Arab Gulf countries.
"The tension in relations between Iran and the Arab Gulf countries will be maximized. This can lead to a serious crisis in the region," the expert said.
On Thursday, the Bahraini Foreign Minister, Sheikh Khalid Al-Khalifa, urged Iran to stop interfering in the internal affairs of Bahrain and all the Arab Gulf countries.
On Tuesday, in response to the decision of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to establish a union, the Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that this decision is a provocative act creating a new crisis in the region.
The MP for Zahedan Ali Shahriyari stressed that Bahrain is the 14th province of Iran and it would be more correct to unite it with Iran, rather than Saudi Arabia.