“If such unity and cooperation existed seriously, we shouldn’t witness such regretful developments in Syria and Bahrain,” The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of the second day of the 16th heads-of-state summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran on Friday.
The Leader Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei described closeness and cooperation among Islamic and independent states as the only way to counter the policies of the bullying powers.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
Also in Bahrain, anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across the tiny Persian Gulf country since mid-February 2011, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty’s over-40-year rule.
Violence against the defenseless people escalated after a Saudi-led conglomerate of police, security and military forces from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member states – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar – were dispatched to the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom on March 13, 2011, to help Manama crack down on peaceful protestors.
So far, tens of protesters have been killed, hundreds have gone missing and thousands of others have been injured.