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Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has downplayed the Bahraini foreign minister’s seemingly threatening remarks that Iran will not be allowed to close the Strait of Hormuz even for a single day.
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa claims Iran will not be allowed to shut the strategic Strait of Hormuz even for one day, warning that if it closes the corridor, it means it is “walking towards the abyss”.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has condemned the Saudi and Bahraini governments' support for the US sanctions imposed on Iran's oil exports, saying the Islamic Republic will not allow any country to replace it in the petroleum market.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has denounced the latest anti-Iran accusations raised in a sentence issued by a Bahraini court against 139 citizens of the kingdom, saying Tehran dismisses as unfounded and baseless any accusations levelled against the Islamic Republic in the sentences.
Iran has strongly condemned Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for supporting the US’ blacklisting of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, saying such “worthless” stances cannot deflect the world’s attention from the role played by Riyadh and Manama in promoting terrorism across the region.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned the life sentences handed by Bahrain’s Court of Appeal to Sheikh Ali Salman, the leader of the kingdom’s main opposition party Al-Wefaq, and two other anti-regime activists.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has rejected the anti-Iran claims made by the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the UN General Assembly, saying that such remarks are baseless, worthless, and illusory.
Iran says it cannot confirm the claim that 14 Iranians have been trying to enter Bahrain using fake passports before being arrested, saying that the Bahraini government has so far provided Iran with no evidence.
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.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed an anti-Iran statement issued by the Arab ministerial quartet in Cairo, calling such remarks as “baseless” accusations and a blatant interference in the issue of Iran’s commitment to the nuclear deal.