Report: Iran sends 'solidarity' flotilla to Bahrain

By REUTERS
May 16, 2011 18:34

 
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TEHRAN - Shi'ite-ruled Iran sent a flotilla to Bahrain on Monday to show solidarity with mainly Shi'ite Muslim protesters, escalating tensions with the island kingdom that is home to the US Navy's Fifth Fleet.

It was not clear when the convoy might reach Bahrain

Bahrain, which has cracked down on pro-democracy protesters in recent weeks, has criticized the decision to send the flotilla and accused non-Arab Iran of interfering its affairs.

Iran's English-language Press TV said 120 activists, including professors, students and clerics, were aboard the convoy, sent to condemn the killing of Bahraini protesters.

"The convoy will seek to get permission to get inside Bahraini waters. However, it is very unlikely that at this point in time the Bahraini government would allow this," it said.

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