Iran tells Bahrain to respond to people's demands via Mehr News Agency
18-Feb-2011 (one comment)

On the one hand Iranian government is pressing Bahrain to respond to the people's demands for change, and on the other is unleashing security forces on the Iranian opposition trying to hold peaceful demonstrations. Iranian opposition leaders, referred to as the "seditionists" by the government, are also being threatened with trials and executions.

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I suspect the IRI to be behind the Bahrain upheaval

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I suspect the IRI to be behind this upheaval. I wouldn't be surprised if they are behind the violent turn of events in these protests which were turning peaceful once the Emir started to make conciliatory remarks and explaining that he would consider their demands. Then all of a sudden the slogans became even more violent towards the regime and the sovereign. The IRI has all the reasons to wish to see chaos in the region. They have more influence on Bahrain and other Persian Gulf States than on an equally ancient country like Egypt. I am sure they are pissed off by the fairly peaceful conclusion to the Egyptian revolution / transition.