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Bahrain cleric’s arrest impulsive, imprudent: Iran official

Bahrain cleric’s arrest impulsive, imprudent: Iran official
A senior Iranian official has hit out at the Manama regime for apprehending Bahraini opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman, describing his arrest as an “impulsive” and “imprudent” move.

Upon return home from his trip to the United Arab Emirates, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Salman’s arrest suggests “the Bahraini regime’s support for extremists’ activities in the country.”
Bahraini forces on Sunday detained Sheikh Ali Salman who leads the country’s main opposition bloc, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society.

The Iranian official said the wrong policy of crackdown and violence adopted by the Bahraini regime will prompt the country’s opposition to distance themselves from democratic methods, which, as the diplomat stressed, will “not be in the interest of Bahrain and the region.”

Amir-Abdollahian said said Salman’s arrest will have repercussions for the Manama regime.

The Iranian official warned that Iran will not allow regional security to be jeopardized.