Thu Mar 17, 2011Iranian student associations have expressed their readiness to stand by the people of Bahrain in their fight against the repression of the Saudi and Bahraini regimes.
Members of student associations said they were ready to “defend Islam and the Muslim people of Bahrain” against “the US and Israeli plots that are acted out by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain,” Fars news agency quoted Sina Zaimzadeh from the Islamic Student Association as saying on Wednesday.
Iranian officials and lawmakers have also reacted strongly to the recent invasion of Bahrain by forces from neighboring Persian Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia. Iranian lawmaker Hossein Naqavi has emphasized that Saudi Arabia has waged a war on Bahrain against all international regulations without any opposition by the United Nations.
Saudi Arabia dispatched more than 1,000 troops to crisis-hit Bahrain at the behest of the embattled Bahraini government.
In a similar move, the UAE sent around 500 police forces to Bahrain on Monday, after Bahrain government’s call for assistance.
Anti-government protesters in Bahrain have been demanding the ouster of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa as well as constitutional reforms, with hundreds camping out peacefully in the capital’s Pearl Square since February 14th.