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Iran is against military adventurism in the region: UN envoy
Tehran, March 18, IRNA -- Iran's envoy to the UN Headquarters in New York, Mohammad Khazaei said on Thursday that the Islamic Republic is against any military intervention in Middle Eastern countries facing a chaotic political situation.
Khazaei made the remark in an exclusive interview with IRNA and after consultations by 15 Security Council members at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday.
'At the same time we are both concerned about the situation of people in Libya and also the [prospect of] military strike on the country,' the envoy added.
'Iran has showed that it is not interested in meddling in any country's internal affairs, nor it favors foreign military presence, and thus condemns any such action,' Khazaei said.
Asked about the interference of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the internal affairs of Bahrain, Khazaei stated that the presence of foreign troops in Bahrain is totally wrong.
The official noted that the move would potentially pave the way for other countries to embark on further military adventurism in the region.
More than 12 people have been killed and over 1,000 injured in the anti-government protests in troubled Bahrain. The unrests in Bahrain has been inspired by the recent revolutions and uprisings across the Arab world, especially Tunisia and Egypt.