|Iran ready to help defuse crisis in Bahrain: Salehi||
TEHRAN – Iran has announced to Bahrain officials that it is ready to help the Arab country extricate itself from crisis, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.
“In the Mecca summit, the Bahraini king (Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah) requested talks with Iranian officials. This was done, and I, as Iran’s foreign minister, met with him,” Salehi said during an interview with Al-Alam News Network published on Monday, referring to an emergency Islamic summit that was held in Mecca on August 14 and 15.
“We do not intend to interfere in the internal affairs of any country. We told the Bahraini king that in the report of (Mahmoud) Cherif Bassiouni, who had been appointed by him as chairman of the fact-finding committee, it had been stated that Iran had not interfered in Bahrain’s internal affairs,” he stated.
Salehi added, “We have repeatedly announced our stance toward Bahrain clearly. We are keen (to see) the restoration of peace and security in Bahrain and recognize the country’s national sovereignty, and our diplomatic relations still exist.”
“However, currently, there are certain problems in Bahrain. Like in Syria, we have called on the (government) in Bahrain to fulfill legitimate public demands,” he said.
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|Last Updated on 03 September 2012 17:37|