ONCE again, Iran’s officials are interfering with the internal affairs of GCC countries in a bid to stir sectarian sedition, the most recent of which is the interference of an official in the Revolutionary Guard — Qassim Suleimani — who threatened the Kingdom of Bahrain.
This came after Bahrain’s Interior Ministry announced the cancellation of the citizenship of someone known as ‘Essa Qassem’, one of the agents of the Iranian regime and constant instigator of sectarian sedition in a country which, throughout history, has been known for tolerance and national unity among different social calibers.
Suleimani’s threats against Bahrain are not just reactions as they reflect the fixed characteristic of Iran’s politics in terms of the region for the past 37 years. This is regarded as shameless political hostility which should not be overlooked.
Naturally, this matter concerns every GCC national because the Kingdom of Bahrain is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council. All the council members will definitely stand in solidarity with any of the member-State in case of aggression from whichever corner of the world. Therefore, defending the right of Bahrain to implement its laws without the interference of anyone regardless of the circumstances is indeed a way of protecting ourselves. This is because the hands of Suleimani, which are contaminated with the blood of Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis, Lebanese, Saudis and Bahrainis — in fact, all Arabs — are planning a new destructive and hostile operation.
At this point, we need to ask the ambassador of Mullah regime to Kuwait about his interpretation of Suleimani’s threats and if this is the kind of good neighborhood politics they are calling for.
Without any doubt, he has nothing to say. In order to complete the aggression, the embassy will hasten to file a complaint against us due to our firm stand against internationally wanted war criminal Suleimani, who is having a nice time among the bodies of Arabs — from Baghdad to Damascus, Beirut and elsewhere. This happened despite the international resolutions which banned him from travelling outside his country. Suleimani’s statements complete a chapter of threats which sound like croaks. These statements also confirm the hostility of the regime in Tehran.
Considering the discovery and exposure of the destructive Abdally cell working for the Revolutionary Guard and Tehran’s gang known as ‘Hezbollah’, in addition to the spy cell in Saudi Arabia and threats hurled by the Hajj official in Tehran at Saudi Arabia; does the Iranian ambassador to Kuwait consider all these practices part of ‘good neighborhood’ politics, reconciliation and cooperation between neighbors in the region?
Are these preliminary steps towards carrying out attacks as it happened in the 1980s when every explosion or destructive operation committed the by Iranian agents was preceded by threats campaign of this kind?
Do the Tehran ambassador and those behind him in the Mullah regime, which have become arrogant with threats, want us to remain silent over their aggression?
No, that will not happen. Bahrain and other GCC countries are not easy preys. The fact that Tehran is screaming up to this point is a clear indication of the severe pain it is enduring due to its defeats and that of its militias and gangs. They have to understand that they will never succeed in threatening people who are on the right path.
If the allies of the Mullah regime have fallen for the muscle-flexing trick, the peacocks should look at the fire which started burning their clothes since they have ignited flames in the region.
The only remaining thing to say to Iran’s ambassador, his master Suleimani and those who are flexing muscles in Tehran is, “The croaks of frogs do not terrify the falcons of justice.”
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times