Bahrain reinstates ambassador to Iran

August 24, 2012

Bahrain’s ambassador to Iran has resumed his work in Tehran following a 17-month absence.

“The ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Islamic Republic of Iran has returned to his work in Tehran,” Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, the ambassador wrote on his Twitter account.

The minister did not elaborate on the issue, but he added that it was “in line with other sisterly countries.”

Manama recalled its ambassador, Rashed Al Dossary, on March 15, 2011 after it accused Tehran of “blatant interference in Bahrain’s domestic affairs.”

Iran had criticised the arrival of troops from the Peninsula Shield, the military arm of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), in Bahrain.

The Iranian statement was also rejected by other GCC countries.

Tehran recalled its envoy in Manama in a tit-for-tat move a day after the Bahraini envoy was summoned home.

Work at the Bahraini embassy in Tehran continued normally in the absence of the ambassador.



About the author

Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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