(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Iran has warned the government of Bahrain against escalating violence in the Persian Gulf country, saying that human rights violations will only further complicate the existing situation.
Speaking to reporters during his weekly briefing on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast expressed Iran's concern over armed attacks and direct shots targeting leaders of various opposition groups in Bahrain.
He also condemned continuation of violent measures and suppression of Bahraini people’s peaceful demonstrations by the Saudi-backed forces.
He hoped that Bahraini government would change its approach towards peaceful protest of Bahraini people and seriously consider the legitimate demands of the public rather than suppress the demonstrations.
The spokesman advised the Bahraini government to pave the way for serious dialogue by taking confidence-building measures like releasing political prisoners, and preventing military courts from handing down harsh verdicts against academics and medical staff as well as women and the youth who pursue their natural rights.