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Possibility of Bahrain-Saudi union triggers demonstrations in Iran


     Demonstrations in Iran - Tehran Times


 by Joseph Earnest  May 18, 2012

Newscast Media TEHRAN, Iran According to the Tehran Times, Iranians aren't thrilled with talks of a possible Bahrain-Saudi union. Iranian worshippers across the country held demonstrations after Friday prayers to protest the decision recently made by Persian Gulf Arab states to discuss a proposal for a closer political union that could begin with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.  

In the demonstration that was held outside the University of Tehran, the worshippers chanted slogans in condemnation of the proposal and the Bahraini government's wrong policies and expressed their support for the Bahraini people. 

Meanwhile Press-TV reports that the leader of this week's Friday prayers in Tehran, Hojjatoleslam Kazem Sediqi, told worshippers that the Al Khalifa government and the House of Saud must be aware that the Iranian people and other Muslim people in regional countries will not remain silent about this "American plot".  

"Though some Arab countries describe it as union, the reality is that the Bahraini regime is surrendering its identity to another country with utter ignominy, instead of paying heed to the demand of its own nation," Seddiqi said.

Saudi Arabia is seeking to initially create a closer union with Bahrain in line with plans to unify the six Arab member states of the [Persian] Gulf Cooperation Council. The [P]GCC members, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman, met in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Monday to discuss closer "union" among the six countries.

In another related article, Press-TV reports that Bahrainians have taken to the streets and are marching under the slogan "Yes to Our Nation", to express their opposition to the Saudi bid for a closer union with Bahrain, saying their country is not for sale.    Add Comments>>






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