The Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa said during an interview with Al-Arabiya TV on Friday that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) was prepared to confront Iran over its current role in the Middle East.
“We send a message to Iran and to all its followers. We are now serious about confronting it and we have no hesitation to defend our people, states, interests and brothers in the region because this is a vital issue for us.”
The FM stated that the Iran must completely change their policy towards the Gulf Cooperation Council and stop supporting their enemies.
He further added that Iran is aiding Shi’i Muslim “terrorists” by giving them financial and military support to locals in Bahrain.
Recently, the Al-Khalifa regime has taken a staunch anti-Hezbollah stance inside the country, kicking out Lebanese Shi’i Muslims living and working inside of Bahrain.
Iran has not responded to the Bahraini Foreign Minister’s threats.