Sunday, May 8, 2011

Iran FM Visits Abu Dhabi Amid Tensions Over Bahrain

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi paid a previously unannounced visit to Abu Dhabi today and held talks with UAE Premier and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah amid growing tensions between Iran and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf over Bahrain. Salehi reiterated during the talks his call for GCC troops to be pulled out of Bahrain.

“The entrance of foreign troops into Bahrain and intervention in the internal affairs of this nation has made the situation more complicated and continuation of this policy will only lead to intensifying the crisis,” Salehi said [AFP, 8 May].

Sheikh Mohammed praised during the meeting the “wisdom of the Bahraini leadership” in dealing with protests.


Anonymous said...

When Iranians should call GCC as PGCC , the "Uskoi on Iran" is always saying "GCC" . Do you people love Iran at all ? Or the US dollars ?

Nader Uskowi said...

This blog has no ambiguous policy of calling the waterway the Persian Gulf. This policy, stemming from historic facts on the subject, does not mean adding Persian or P in front of the word Gulf whenever and in whatever context it is used. GCC is the name an organization has chosen for itself, we are not in the business of changing the names of the organizations to fit our preferences.

It is very interesting and revealing that the Iranian government propaganda is equating the love for the country with readiness to change any names that has the word Gulf in it!