Iranian riot policemen stand guard outside the Bahraini embassy in Tehran
Iranian riot policemen stand guard outside the Bahraini embassy in Tehran during a 2011 demonstration against Manama's suppression of the Shiite-led pro-democracy protests. Bahrain has reinstated its ambassador in Iran, more than a year after recalling the envoy over Tehran's strong condemnation of Manama's brutal crackdown on Shiite-led protests. © Behrouz Mehri - AFP/File
Iranian riot policemen stand guard outside the Bahraini embassy in Tehran
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Last updated: August 12, 2012

Bahrain returns envoy to Tehran

Bahrain said Sunday it has reinstated its ambassador in Iran, more than a year after recalling the envoy over Tehran's strong condemnation of Manama's brutal crackdown on Shiite-led protests.

Manama recalled its ambassador from Iran on March 15 last year in protest at the time at Tehran's "blatant interference" in the Gulf kingdom's internal affairs.

Tehran retaliated by recalling its envoy from Manama.

Iranian officials had severely criticised the violent crackdown in Sunni-ruled Bahrain, and the dispatch of Saudi-led Gulf troops there to help confront Shiite-led pro-democracy protests.

Rights group Amnesty International says 60 people have been killed since the protests first erupted in Bahrain in February last year.

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