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Bahraini human rights advocate, Ebtisam Al-Saegh, who was arrested on July 3 after security forces attacked her house, has gone on hunger strike since Friday night.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the ongoing rift between Qatar and a number of Arab countries is not in the interests of any country in the Middle East, and Iran's Persian Gulf neighbours should resolve the issue through political means.
Saudi Arabia and three of its major Arab allies cut their ties with Qatar and expelled its citizens on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and trying to destabilize the Middle East.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, says the Saudi regime will fail to achieve any victory in Yemen within the next 20 years if it maintains its current approach.
The verified twitter account of Bahrain’s foreign minister was temporarily hacked by an anonymous group named Al-Mokhtar Brigade, who posted tweets against the Saudi and Bahraini regimes’ crimes.
A media war seems to have broken out between Qatar and major Arab countries in the Middle East after the state-run Qatari news agency published pro-Iran remarks attributed to the Emir of Qatar.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US president’s visit to Saudi Arabia and his "cozying up" to despots in the Arab country has emboldened the Bahraini regime to intensify its crackdown on its citizens.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday denounced a court ruling sentencing the spiritual leader of Bahrain’s Shiite majority Sheikh Isa Qassim to one year in jail, warning the Manama regime that intensified policing policy would only complicate the situation further in the kingdom.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is paying an official visit to Bahrain, attended a ceremony during which he was decorated with Bahrain’s highest national order, Sheikh Isa bin Salman al-Khalifa Medal.
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