Tomorrow is too late for Al-Khalifa to regain lost legitimacy

April 17, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- The former Iranian ambassador to Manama has said that the Bahraini government must think of a way to regain its lost legitimacy as soon as possible.

The Al-Khalifa monarchy has lost its legitimacy to rule due to the foreign forces’ “occupying invasion” of Bahrain, Ambassador Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stated in an article published on the Fars news agency website on Saturday.
Amir-Abdollahian added that the ruling Al-Khalifa family must take measures to fulfill the legitimate demands of the people and restore Bahrain’s lost legitimacy and sovereignty since the political landscape of the region is undergoing radical changes and the will of the Arab peoples will prevail.
Tomorrow may be too late for Bahrain’s ruling family to restore its lost legitimacy, he stated.
Amir-Abdollahian also said that the Bahraini government was in a state of great confusion and thus allowed Saudi Arabian troops to kill Muslim people of Bahrain in cold blood.
He stated that the Saudi troops have violated Bahrain’s national sovereignty and are committing many crimes in Bahrain, which is mostly populated by Shia Muslims.
Saudi Arabian forces are also committing sacrilegious acts in Bahrain, including desecrating the Holy Quran and destroying mosques, the Iranian ambassador stated.
The United States and Britain are also helping the Bahraini government and foreign troops to advance their plans, he added.
However, despite all the pressure, the Bahraini protesters are expressing their demands through peaceful means and avoid stirring up sectarian differences, he noted.
Elsewhere in the article, Amir-Abdollahian said that the socio-political tsunami that has swept the Middle East is gathering momentum day by day.
He also stated that Arab officials as well as the hegemonistic powers do not have a clear understanding of the developments in the region, so they cannot make a correct analysis of the people’s behavior