Bahrain returns ambassador to Iran

Bahrain says its ambassador to Iran has returned to his post there, 17 months after he was called home.

Updated: Aug 13, 2012, 22:48 PM IST

Manama: Bahrain says its ambassador to Iran has returned to his post there, 17 months after he was called home.

Ambassador Rashed al-Doosri was withdrawn in protest over Iranian criticism of Bahrain`s crackdown on anti-government protests.

Manama: Bahrain says its ambassador to Iran has returned to his post there, 17 months after he was called home.

Ambassador Rashed al-Doosri was withdrawn in protest over Iranian criticism of Bahrain`s crackdown on anti-government protests.

Bahrain`s rulers and their patron, Saudi Arabia, accuse Iran of encouraging the protests. Tehran denies that.

At least 50 people have been killed in the unrest in the strategic island nation, which is home to the US Navy`s 5th Fleet.

PTI