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03/29/11

Iran defense minister warns against presence of Saudi troops in Bahrain

Source: Mehr News Agency

The Iranian defense minister censures Saudi Arabia for its military intervention in Bahrain and says the presence of Saudi troops in Bahrain will cause insecurity in the region.

 

"Such moves will increase tension and undermine stability and security in the region, and if such thoughtless and unlawful moves become a norm the region will be turned into a center of hostility and conflict," Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Vahidi also criticized the Manama officials for inviting foreign troops to suppress the Bahraini people.

"Governments must guard the lives of their people and the independence of their countries rather than inviting other countries to crack down and kill their own people," the minister noted.

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