SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association)Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi took the US, British and Israeli spy agencies responsible for the Bahraini people's agony and the suppression of their uprising against the tyrannical rule of the al-Khalifa regime. "What has stood against the integrated campaign of the Bahraini people is not al-Khalifa and al-Saud but the US, Britain and the Zionist regime," Naqdi said, addressing a ceremony in Ahwaz city on Thursday.
"These are the US and Britain that identify the Jihadi groups by their spy networks and provide the Wahhabi torturers with (information about them)," he added.
Naqdi reiterated that if the US, British and Israeli spy agencies hadn't helped the al-Khalifa regime with the suppression of the Bahraini people's uprising, the Bahraini and Saudi rulers had fled their strongholds long time ago.
Bahrain, a US ally ruled by the Al Khalifa family, has been in turmoil since protests broke out in February last year.
Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty's over-40-year rule.
Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar - were dispatched to the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on March 13, 2011, to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.
So far, more than 69 people have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and thousands of others have been injured.
Police clampdown on protesters continues daily. Authorities have tried to stop organized protests by opposition parties over the past month by refusing to license them and using tear gas on those who turn up.
The opposition coalition wants full powers for the elected parliament and a cabinet fully answerable to parliament.
Source : Fars News Agency