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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 18:45
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Iran's FM Summons Bahraini Charge D'affaires

TEHRAN, April 27 (FNA)- The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned Bahrain's charge d'affaires in Tehran to protest at the expulsion of an Iranian diplomat from Manama.
Bahrain's authorities issued an order on Monday asking the second-secretary of the Iranian embassy in Manama to leave the country in 72 hours.

Bahraini officials accused the Iranian diplomat of alleged links to a spy cell in Kuwait.

During the Wednesday meeting with the Bahraini charge d'affaires, Director-General of the Iranian Foreign Ministry for the Persian Gulf and Middle-Eastern Affairs rejected Manama's allegations about the Iranian diplomat as "baseless".

"Iran reserves the right to take retaliatory measures against Bahrain," warned the Iranian official.

On Tuesday, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast rejected Bahrain's allegations against the Iranian diplomat, warning Manama of retaliatory measures.

Mehman-Parast said that such baseless accusations harm regional peace and stability and serve the plots hatched by some foreign countries to create a rift among the regional states.