Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Iran: US sharp teeth seen in Yemen, Bahrain, Libya violence

TEHRAN, Mar 15, 2011- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that the US sharp teeth are seen in scenes of violence in Yemen, Bahrain and Libya.

"The US and West's real behaviors were made public during recent developments in the region, the US Defense Secretary's trip to Bahrain and dual-track positions taken by European states," Larijani said in his speech at Parliament's open session.

He said the words of the US Defense Secretary, Robert Gates show the country's deep concerns over regional revolutions.

Larijani referred to the recent concerns raised by the US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Islamic Revolution and said, "after her comments, some Persian Gulf states said they will support Bahraini ruling party through sending troops. It is crystal clear that the aggressive measure was formed due to the US support."

"Regional nations have the right to declare that the US is responsible for any violence and killing," he noted.

Larijani then warned regional countries that their intervention in Bahrain as ordered by the US will cost them.

Saudi-led military force has crossed into Bahrain to prop up the monarchy in the tiny island nation against widening demonstrations, launching the first cross-border military operation to quell unrest since the Arab world's protests began in December.

Opposition groups immediately denounced Monday's intervention as an occupation that pushed Bahrain dangerously close to a state of "undeclared war."

Instead, the Saudis and other members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council sent forces the other way, deploying about 1,000 troops by land and air and cementing the entire six-nation alliance to the fate of Bahrain's rulers, who are key US allies as hosts of the American Navy's 5th Fleet.


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