World Bulletin / News Desk
Bahrain's foreign ministry has summoned Iran's envoy and accused Tehran of interfering in its affairs after remarks by the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, BNA state news agency said.
Iran's acting charge d'affaires Hameed Shafee Zad was handed an official letter protesting the "blatant interference" in Bahrain's internal affairs, BNA reported late on Saturday.
Khamenei's remarks "carry an explicit incitement and reflect a clear determination to foment discord and fuel tensions in the region," BNA quoted foreign ministry undersecretary Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla as saying.
The protest by the kingdom appeared to refer to remarks posted on Khamenei's Twitter account accusing Bahrain's "tyrant minority" of "desecrating" things sacred to the Shiite majority.
Bahrain has repeatedly accused Iran of meddling in its internal affairs. Last month it recalled its ambassador from Tehran and asked Iran's envoy to leave over such claims.
Bahrain has been hit by unrest since an uprising in 2011 that called for democratic reforms.Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Kasım 2015, 11:23