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More than 600 Bahraini political prisoners are now on hunger strike to protest ill-treatment at Bahrain’s notorious Jaw prison.
A former Iranian diplomat says Riyadh is intensifying its crackdown on Shiite Muslims both in Saudi Arabia and in Bahrain as they have started mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
The United Kingdom’s former envoy to Bahrain Peter Ford says the island state has almost become a colony of Saudi Arabia and the US which exactly follows their foreign policy on regional affairs, including the issue of Iran.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rapped the Bahraini foreign minister’s anti-Iran remarks, saying that he is too lowly to comment on Iran which is the cradle of ancient and glorious history and civilisation.
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.
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