Published On: Thu, May 22nd, 2014
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Sir Harold :Iran stirring up Bahrain Unrest

A former British ambassador to Manama yesterday strongly criticised the Western media coverage of the events in Bahrain, describing them as biased and lacking in credibility.

Sir Harold Walker, who served in Bahrain from 1979 to 1981, called on the government to take action to change this image by organising international conferences and exhibitions.

He praised the reformist democratic experience in Bahrain, saying that many Britons, who lived in the kingdom, greatly enjoyed its culture and developed a strong bond with the country over many years.

Sir Harold said Iranian MPs and media were responsible for violence in Bahrain, describing them as partners in supporting terrorism in the kingdom, either through encouragement or support.

On the Muslim Brotherhood’s role in the region, especially after being cate- gorised at terrorists in several countries, Sir Harold said that the group had gone through numerous changes in policy – sometimes staying away from politics and sometimes engaging in it, ever since its inception in 1920.Their policy in Egypt revealed the method through which they operate, using an entire country for their own agenda, he added.

Moreover, the Iranian media used the crisis in Bahrain as a political weapon to put pressure in the region, he added.

He warned that such divisions would allow foreign agendas to interfere in the kingdom’s internal affairs.

Sir Harold also praised the reform- ist democratic experience in Bahrain, saying that many Britons, who lived in Bahrain, have been touched by it and thus developed a multiple intellectual culture.

However, the group has always had a policy of achieving its own interests and not the needs of the community or people.

“Iran has been interfering in Bahrain ever since the rise of Ali Al Khamenei,” a report on Al Arabiya website (Author- Muhammed Alarab) quoted Sir Harold as saying. Meanwhile, Sir Harold slammed the Western media’s coverage of the events in Bahrain, calling it biased and lacking in credibility.