(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The Iranian students voiced opposition to the government's decision for inviting Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran in August.
In an open letter to the people of Bahrain on Monday, the policy-making council of the Students' Basij of Tehran Universities voiced strong opposition to the government's decision for inviting the Bahraini King.
In the letter the Iranian students said that they do not recognize the oppressive rulers of Bahrain as representatives of the Persian Gulf country to the NAM summit.
The 16th NAM summit will be held in Tehran from August 26 to 31.
Iran will assume the rotating presidency of the movement from Egypt for three years during the upcoming summit.
Iran announced late in June that it has not yet sent an invitation letter to King Hamad to ask him to attend the upcoming Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran, but it underlined that it has to do so in accordance with diplomatic norms.
Different students groups have already started protests against the Bahraini king's visit to Tehran.
Anti-government protesters have been holding peaceful demonstrations across Bahrain since mid-February 2011, calling for an end to the Al Khalifa dynasty's over-40-year rule.
The Manama regime has staged a flagrant crackdown on its people who have been demanding reforms through peaceful protests during the last 16 months.
Bahrainis continue anti-government demonstrations across the country despite the Manama regime's crackdown.