IRANIAN PRESIDENT WARNS OF U.S., WEST PLOTS FOR SHIITE-SUNNI CLASHES

PanARMENIAN.Net
April 7, 2011 - 18:24 AMT 13:24 GMT

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned of a possible Iranian-Arab
and Sunni-Shiite conflict in the region.

"The U.S. and Western countries are trying to unleash an Iranian-Arab
and Sunni-Shiite war," Ahmadinejad said in the Iranian city of
Kermanshahr today. "They are trying to prevent the overthrow of the
Zionist regime by creating differences among the regional nations,"
Trend News reported citing Iranian IRNA news agency.

Bahrain launched riots against the authorities on Feb. 14. The
government has appealed to Saudi Arabia for help to suppress the
unrest.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have sent their troops to Bahrain.

Last week, an Iranian committee on foreign policy and national
security issued a statement protesting the sending of Saudi and UAE
armed forces to Bahrain.

The commission warned about the possible consequences of such actions.

"Playing with fire is not in favour of Saudi Arabia," the committee
said.

On Sunday evening, the Cooperation Council of Arab Gulf States convened
in Riyadh for an extraordinary meeting. Afterwards, a joint statement
was adopted condemning Iran's interference in the internal affairs
of the organization's member countries.

"Iran's interference in Bahrain's internal affairs runs counter to
international law," the organization said in the statement.




From: A. Papazian