The tiny Gulf monarchy of बहरीन has hosted a Gulf maritime security meeting, following attacks on shipping in the strategic होर्मुज की जलडमरूमध्य। बहरीन, जो यूएस फिफ्थ फ्लीट को भी होस्ट करता है, ने कहा कि सम्मेलन "वर्तमान क्षेत्रीय स्थिति पर चर्चा करने और सहयोग को मजबूत करने के लिए" आयोजित किया गया था।
It also slammed “the repeated attacks and unacceptable practices of Iran,” Reuters reported.
Manama did not specify who attended the conference, which took place on Wednesday. The Guardian had reported a day earlier that the UK had called for a meeting in Bahrain with other European countries and the US.
Earlier on Wednesday, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “the will of the people will prevail” in Bahrain, after protests there followed the execution of two Bahraini Shiite Muslim activists over the weekend.