Bahrain summons Iran diplomat over ‘flagrant interference’

A handout photo provided by the office of Iran's supreme leader, shows Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressing Iran's top officials during a meeting in Tehran on June 23, 2015Bahrain summoned Iran's acting charge d'affaires Sunday to protest against its supreme leader voicing support for "oppressed people" across the Middle East including in Bahrain, state media said. The foreign ministry handed "an official protest memorandum" to Mortaza Sanubari over "statements made by Ali Khamenei against the kingdom of Bahrain", BNA news agency said. Khamenei said on Saturday that the nuclear deal reached between Tehran and world powers would not alter Iran's support for the governments of Syria and Iraq, nor its backing for "oppressed people" in Yemen and Bahrain, and the Palestinians.


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