A group of seminarians and foreign students in Iran demonstrated in front of Bahrain Embassy in Iran to protest the massacre of Shiite Bahrainis.
The protesters pelted the embassy building with eggs and also burned the U.S. flag because they believe that country is supporting the deployment of foreign troops in Bahrain. A gathering in front of the Saudi Embassy was also scheduled.
A Saudi-led force was deployed in Bahrain this week to clamp down on the Shiite-led opposition. Bahrain’s Sunni monarchy has called a state of emergency and called for help to subdue protesters.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Iranian foreign minister, Ali Akbar Salehi have officially condemned the presence of Saudi forces in Bahrain and recalled their ambassador from Manama.
The international community, including the EU and the United States, has also condemned the violence in Bahrain and urged peaceful talks with the opposition.
FARS news agency reports that today Bahrain police arrested five dissident Shiite leaders in connection with the recent protests.
Shiites constitute 70 percent of Bahrain’s population but the monarchy is Sunni with close ties to Saudi Arabia.