BBC twist on Bahraini opposition demands

April 4, 2011

The BBC has twisted comments by Bahraini Shia leader Sheikh Ali Salman claiming he said Iran is meddling in the Persian Gulf country's internal affairs.

The falsified report by BBC Persian TV channel earlier this week came as the leader of Bahraini protestors has been under intense pressure from the security forces of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia as he is attempting to prevent the divisive campaigns by Wahhabis to split the opposition.
According to Jawad Fairooz, a member of the opposition al-Wefaq party, the BBC Persian report is simply not true.
Fairooz told BBC Persian reporter “Sheikh Ali Salman has never said in his news conference that a country like Iran which has been meddling in Bahrain's affairs should stop doing so from now on”.
“He (Sheikh Ali Salman) said we are opposed to interference by any country, whether it is Iran or Saudi Arabia, and foreign countries should not meddle in Bahrain's internal affairs,” Fairooz said.
Fairooz indeed said Sheikh Ali Salman was keen to emphasize on his opposition to interference by any country including Iran without suggesting it is already meddling in Bahrain's domestic affairs.
This comes as reporters from western media including the BBC and those of al-Arabia who support Bahrain's ruler, Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa, are now freely covering the developments in the Persian Gulf kingdom while Al Khalifa regime does not allow any Iranian reporter to enter the country and produce any report on the popular uprising and protestors' demands.
Media affiliated with Wahhabi regimes including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are trying to cover up the suppression of popular uprising in Bahrain and the direct interference of Saudi Arabian troops and their crimes in helping Al Khalifa regime suppress demonstrators.
(Source: Press TV)