Hezbollah denounces Bahrain invasion

pirhayati20110316082512123The Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, has condemned foreign military intervention in Bahrain, and said the move eliminates chances of reaching a solution in the Arab nation.

“In light of the recent developments in Bahrain regarding the military intervention of neighboring Arab countries and the use of violence, which has caused deaths and injuries, Hezbollah can only voice concern and strong condemnation targeting peaceful civilians,” Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency cited a statement released by Hezbollah on Tuesday as saying.

“Military intervention and the use of violence against a peaceful and popular movement will … only complicate matters and eliminate chances of finding a solution,” it added,

The Lebanese resistance movement also called the US stand on the recent developments in Bahrain “suspicious.”

Six people were killed and more than 1,000 others injured on Tuesday in clashes between anti-regime protesters and Bahrain’s security forces.

On Wednesday morning, Bahraini police killed at least five protesters and injured dozens more as they assaulted a peaceful protest camp in Manama’s Pearl Square.

The attacks come only two days after Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar dispatched their armed forces to crisis-hit Bahrain to quash anti-government protests in the tiny Persian Gulf state.

Foreign military intervention in Bahrain has concerned UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who has called for a meaningful and broad-based national dialogue.

The UN chief also urged Bahrain’s regional neighbors and the international community to support a dialogue process and an environment conducive for credible reform in Bahrain.

Bahraini opposition groups, including the main bloc al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, denounced the move as an invasion of the kingdom.

The United States, which has its Fifth Fleet based there, has refrained from calling the troops’ move into Bahrain an invasion.

Bahraini demonstrators maintain that they will hold their ground until their demands for freedom, constitutional monarchy in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom and a say in the government are met.


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