It seems Ayatollah Khameini is sending frightening signals to Arab rulers across the Gulf. Your territorial integrity is at stake. One of the leaders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Saeed Ghasemi, commander of the “Ansar Hezbollah” militia associated with one of Iran s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has demanded:
“Bahrain should return to Iran and become part of Bushehr province.”
In 1971, Iran’s last Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi called for the annexation of Bahrain for it’s strategic benefits. In 2012, Iran’s Khamenei-run newspaper called for Bahrain annexation after GCC union talks.