Bahrain summons Iran's charge d'affaires over interference

By REUTERS
October 15, 2012 22:02




DUBAI - Bahrain summoned Iran's charge d'affaires on Monday to protest against what it called interference in its internal affairs.

A government statement said Mahdi Islami was called in over Iran's "deliberately attributing false information to Bahraini officials and promoting it in the media" and "through ties and contacts with specific groups in the Bahraini community".

The government gave no further details.

It's statement appeared to refer to a meeting between the Iranian consul in Manama and Bahrain's leading Shi'ite cleric Ayatollah Shaikh Isa Qassim.

Shi'ite Wefaq, the main opposition group, said the meeting came after Bahrain asked Iran to "contribute in finding a breakthrough to the political crisis in the country".

Related Content
Breaking news
October 18, 2017
Amid strained ties, N.Korea congratulates China on party congress

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 15 - 31
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 29
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 17 - 26
    Jerusalem
    17 - 28
    Haifa
  • 20 - 32
    Elat
    19 - 32
    Tiberias