Iran’s foreign ministry hoped that the current unrest in Thailand will end and peace will return to the South East Asian country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Sunday expressed concern over the recent developments and the spread of turmoil in Thailand, and underlined the need for the restoration of peace and security in the country.
She referred to Thailand as the Islamic Republic of Iran’s friend, and expressed the hope that a government elected by people would soon be formed in the country.
Thailand has been the scene of a political crisis since the 2006 military coup that deposed the then prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Democratic development in Thailand has been interrupted by 19 actual or attempted coups since 1932.
In the latest coup, Thailand woke up to its first day under military leadership on Thursday since the country’s army chief took control of the government following months of deadly clashes.
General Prayuth Chan-ocha said the move was to allow the country to “return to normal quickly”.
The constitution is being suspended, and all cabinet ministers must report to the military, he said.