Following U.S. plot will accelerate collapse of invaders: MP

April 10, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – MP Zohreh Elahian has described the military intervention of foreign countries in Bahrain to put down the popular uprising as “playing in the U.S. ground,” saying following the United States’ plot will accelerate the collapse of the invading governments.

“Killing people will speed up the fall of other dictatorial regimes like the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia… because they have taken part in a game designed by the United States. These countries had better not play in the ground that the U.S. has laid in the region,” the member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee told the Mehr News Agency on Saturday.
The lawmaker also pointed to the Peninsula Shield security pact which has been used as a pretext for the dispatch of Saudi and UAE troops to Bahrain and said that citing the Peninsula Shield to legitimatize the military intervention in Bahrain is unacceptable.
In 1984, the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council decided to create a joint military force called the Peninsula Shield Force. The Peninsula Shield Force is intended to deter and respond to military aggression against any of the PGCC member countries namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Bahrain and other Persian Gulf Arab states assert that the dispatch of Saudi and UAE troops to Bahrain has been carried out based on the Peninsula Shield security pact.
“What has occurred in Bahrain is an internal issue… and cannot be used as a pretext for the military presence of countries such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE,” Elahian said.
She went on to say that the Bahraini government had better respond to the Bahraini people’s demands instead of calling for the regional countries’ military intervention in this country.
“The continuation of massacre will undermine the legitimacy of al-Khalifa government,” she added.
Elsewhere in her remarks, Elahian said that what is happening in Bahrain goes completely against the basic principles of human rights and this is not an issue that can be ignored.