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Bahrain summons Iran charge d'affaires in tit-for-tat

Bahrain protests ‘aggressive remarks’ by Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson

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Bahrain’s foreign ministry summoned Iran's charge d'affaires on Thursday to protest what it called “aggressive remarks” by Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham.

The move came a day after Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Bahrain’s charge d'affaires to “protest unfounded anti-Iran allegations.”

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa had tweeted that the Iranian people were facing “injustice, deprivation of rights and starvation” in their country.

The Iranian counterpart hit back saying: “Such remarks indicate the frustration of the Bahraini officials in dealing with the legitimate demands of the oppressed people of Bahrain.”

Iran supports the Shiite opposition in Bahrain, ruled by a Sunni monarchy backed by regional Gulf powers.