Iran raps Bahrain’s move to revoke senior cleric’s citizenship

Iran raps Bahrain’s move to revoke senior cleric’s citizenship

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has strongly denounced the Bahraini regime’s intensification of its security approach toward national and religious leaders.

In a recent statement, the ministry condemned Bahrain’s move to strip the citizenship of the country’s most senior Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim.

The statement also noted that such measures would dash any hope of reformation in the Persian Gulf’s kingdom through peaceful means and dialog

It urged the Al Khalifah regime to end the ongoing crisis in the country by stopping its illegal behavior.

The statement called on Manama regime to avoid “the destruction of all the bridges for communication with the people and moderate leaders of the country, accepting the realities of the country, and holding serious national dialog.”

The ministry also censured Bahrain regime’s opposition to religious beliefs and principles, and misappropriation of religious assets and funds of the Bahraini people.

Bahrain on Monday revoked the citizenship of Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim, claiming that he actively sought the “creation of a sectarian environment” through his connections with foreign powers.

Scores of people have been killed across Bahrain in the ongoing heavy-handed crackdown on the anti-regime activists in recent years. International organizations and rights groups have repeatedly censured the Bahraini regime for the “rampant” human rights abuses against protesters and opposition activists.

It is worth-mentioning that Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, through his messages and speeches frequently advised the Arab monarchies of Persian Gulf region to respect the rights of their people.

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