SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — Tehran Times said that The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Saturday expressed deep concern over recent attacks on a number of Bahraini opposition leaders and condemned the continuation of violent and repressive measures taken by the government to crack down on peaceful protests.
where as Fars News Agency said : According to the Foreign Ministry's Information and Press Bureau, Mehman-Parast expressed concern over the Bahraini forces' aggression and direct targeting of the leaders and figures of different opposition groups in Bahrain, and condemned continued violence and suppression of the people's peaceful protests.
He expressed the hope that the Bahraini government would alter its approach towards the country's peaceful protests and pay serious attention to the people's legitimate rights and demands, rather than repressing them.
Mehman-Parast underlined as a necessity "the withdrawal of the military troops of a neighboring country" from Bahrain, and called on the Manama regime to pave the way for serious talks through confidence-building measures, including releasing political prisoners and leaders, ending merciless military courts rulings against academicians, physicians, nurses, women and youths who only pursue their demands within the boundaries of their natural rights".
The spokesman further cautioned the Al-Khalifa regime to avoid complicating the conditions any further through violent measures and blatant violation of human rights.
The statements by the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman came as Bahrain's security forces wounded leader of the opposition Al-Wefaq as they used heavy-handed tactics to disperse a demonstration in Manama on Friday.
Bahrain’s main opposition group Al-Wefaq has said that its leader was injured when police opened fire on a protest in Bahrain’s capital, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.
Al-Wefaq said its secretary general, Sheikh Ali Salman, was one of several prominent politicians attacked by tear gas canisters and rubber bullets as they led a march on Friday on the outskirts of the capital Manama.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast expressed hope that the Bahraini government would change its approach toward peaceful protests and respond to the people’s legitimate demands.
In addition, he advised Bahraini officials to prepare the ground for serious dialogue with the opposition through taking confidence-building measures and not to complicate matters further through violating human rights.