Title of the paper: Plans and the role of the Iranian regime in Bahrain

 

Faisla Fulad

 

Title of the paper: Plans and the role of the Iranian regime in Bahrain

 

The first international human rights forum for the Gulf European Centre for Human Rights

London / United Kingdom

 

27th April 2019

 

Faisal Fulad

Secretary General of Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society

 

Firstly. The Iranian Constitution

The Iranian constitution recognises the legitimacy of interfering in the national affairs of other countries and those familiar with the Constitution of the Islamic Republic will understand the meaning of Iranian interference in the affairs of other countries and Arabian Gulf in particular and specifically Bahrain. In addition to the claims of political sovereignty over Kingdom of Bahrain, as one of Iran’s administrative districts, Article 12 of the amended Iranian constitution of 1989 provided for the Iranian intervention in the national affairs of Bahrain and the Arab and Islamic countries under the article mentioned as a doctrinal and political approach to the rule of the Faqih, which is the principle of "exporting the revolution" «The law of God.»

"The Army of the Islamic Republic and the Revolutionary Guard Corps are not only responsible for guarding and protecting the Iranian borders, but also of carrying out a doctrinal message, such as jihad for the sake of Allah … and striving to expand the rule of God's law throughout the world," says the constitutional article.

Thus, the policy of regional and international conflict, based on the theory of the permanent revolution, bears the message of the "mandate of the jurist (Welayat al-Faqih)" or "city of God" which includes all the nations, and is subject to the authority of the Supreme Leader, according to the Supreme Leader's interpretation and the idealistic of the leader.

 

Second. Supreme Leader:

The official Iran expressed strong hostility and a biased attitude towards Bahrain through a series of regular activities and lobbying measures, which were distributed throughout the state institutions and the religious schools and spread to the Iranian street.

Ali Khamenei continues his involvement in the internal affairs of Bahrain and emphasizes sectarian strife since the events of February 14, 2011 in Bahrain until his last speech in 2019. Khamenei focuses on the following Bahraini issues:

 

  • Declaration of solidarity of the Iranian people with (revolutionaries of Bahrain). To end the existing political system in the country.
  • The hope that the rebels can achieve the revolutionary coup and take revenge of the enemy rulers in Bahrain and establish a political system similar to the Iranian regime.

 

Third. Iranian government

The Office of the Supreme Leader moved the Iranian state institutions with all their tools in an attempt to perpetuate the internal turmoil, escalate hostile activities inside Bahrain, and political pressure to enable the coup forces to achieve their objectives.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran to intervene and denounce the actions of the Government of Bahrain in dealing with events, and the ministry's attempt to submit continuous complaints to the UN Security Council and organisations.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has put Bahrain on the table of its discussions with other countries, to distort the image of the Kingdom and the deliberate abuse of the sovereignty and independence of Bahrain.

The statements against the Kingdom of Bahrain by the Iranian media or other media sponsored by the Iranian regime, as well as by the director general of the Gulf affairs and the Middle East at the Iranian Foreign Ministry and the official spokesman, have not stopped showing their hostility towards Bahrain, which is contrary to the diplomatic norms between countries.

 

Fourthly. media:

The Iranian government is working through media channels to perpetuate the opposition protest under the banner of "overthrowing the regime".

Al-Alam TV is one of the institutions of the Iranian Radio and Television Organisation (IRIB), which includes more than 35 government radio and television channels. It currently has more than 25,000 employees. It was founded in 1996 and initially headed by Ali Larijani before running by the Revolutionary Guard in 2005.

The Iranian Constitution grants the Supreme Leader of the Revolution, the absolute power to appoint, isolate and assigning, as he deems fit, this strategic position. The Radio and Television Corporation does not follow any governmental body but is one of the bodies and institutions directly supervised by the Supreme Leader and IRGC.

 

Fifthly. Parliament:

The Iranian parliament has issued numerous statements supporting the popular claims in the region, especially in Bahrain, and called on the armies of countries including Bahrain to stand in the ranks of its people and take decisive steps to overthrow the constitutional monarchy.

The Iranian parliament, through the Foreign Relations Committee, continues to issue anti-Bahrain statements and calls for regime change by force. And urges the opposition to stipulate not to engage in national dialogue with the state.

 

Sixthly. Protest:

Iranian supporters of Hezbollah and the Basij and other groups are holding several demonstrations in the streets of Tehran and in other cities and other Iranian provinces demanding the overthrow of the Bahraini government.

 

Seventh. Iranian Religion Clerics:

The texts (statements, speeches and remarks) revolve around the following allegations:

To protest against the legal procedures used by the Government to impose the rule of law. Second: focus on sectarianism under the pretext of (for the Shiite madhloumiya). Third: Renew the call to the demonstrators and encourage them to continue pressure on the government in order to overthrow the national order.

 

Eighth: Iran's Revolutionary Guards, funding and training of global terrorism

 

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