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Iran rejects Bahrain and US charges

Posted by on April 26, 2011 0 Comment

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson denied Bahrain’s charges against an Iranian embassy official, reported state-run Mehr news agency on Tuesday.

Such charges are baseless and the Islamic Republic may take action, said Ramin Mehmanparast. However, he did not elaborate further.

Bahrain has declared the second secretary in the Iranian embassy persona non grata and ordered him to leave within 72 hours due to his alleged links with a Kuwait spy ring, BNA news agency said on Tuesday.

Also, according to Mehr, Mehmanparast rejected US President Barack Obama’s statements that Syria was seeking Iranian assistance in a crackdown on protestors.

Obama condemned Syria’s “outrageous” use of violence, accusing the regime of seeking Iran’s aid in a brutal month-long crackdown that left over 70 people dead Friday.

“We do not accept claims about Iran’s meddling with affairs of countries like Syria and reject them.,” said Mehmanparast, adding, “Our foreign policy is totally clear. We neither interfere in other countries’ affairs nor believe in it.”

However, the spokesperson told IRNA state news agency on Monday that Iran “believes a positive response has to be given to the people’s demands and violent approaches must be avoided.”

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has been rocked by unprecedented protests since March 15 demanding reform and an end to a draconian emergency law. Agencies

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