TEHRAN, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Iran warned against the consequences of military interventions of foreigners in Bahrain and recalled its ambassador from Manama due to the relevant disputes, local media reported on Thursday.
In telephone conversations with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem, Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad al-Sabah on Wednesday over the recent developments in Bahrain, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi talked about the military meddling in Bahrain.
Iranian foreign minister called for the continued consultations between regional countries to prevent a humanitarian crisis in the Gulf kingdom.
Iranian Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani also warned against foreign military intervention in Bahrain, saying the " tragic occurrence, would exacerbate the situation in the country."
"The entering of foreign forces into Bahrain will complicate the situation in the region and make it difficult to find a solution to the ongoing crisis in the country," Larijani was quoted as saying by satellite Press TV.
Larijani described the move as "detrimental" to the region and added "Foreign troops are committing a bigger crime as they are involved in the crackdown against Bahraini people."
On Thursday, hundreds of Iranian people held a rally outside the Bahraini embassy in Tehran to condemn Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates' military intervention in Bahrain, Press TV reported.
The protesters carried placards and raised slogans in condemnation of the move.
According to the official IRNA news agency, a group of scholars and foreign students residing in Tehran also gathered in front of the Bahraini Embassy here on Thursday to protest against the crackdown on Bahraini protestors.
Some 500 protesters carrying pictures of the recent crackdown in Bahrain, chanted slogans against Bahraini and Saudi officials, said the report.
Iran recalled its ambassador from Bahrain on Wednesday due to disputes over Bahraini authorities' dealing with the unrest.
Iranian Ambassador to Bahrain Mahdi Agha-Jafari, who started his mission to Bahrain about six months ago, was asked to return for consultations by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
On Tuesday, Salehi also wrote letters to the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Conference and the Arab League regarding the situation in Bahrain.
The Iranian minister condemned Bahrain's crackdown on anti- government protesters and the foreign military intervention in the country, calling on the UN to take immediate measures to stop the incursion.
After the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) sent forces to Bahrain to maintain order and security, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that foreign military intervention in Bahrain to confront the protests is "unacceptable."
A Bahraini deputy foreign minister said Tuesday that Iran's remarks ran counter to the norms of good neighborhood between the countries, slamming the remarks as meddling into Bahrain's domestic affairs.