"I do not think there are any disputes, but there are differences in attitude and approach… Our relations with Russia are strategic in all directions, we are working with a friendly country and have its helping hand stretched in respect of international issues. If there is a difference of opinion on any political issue, it should not affect our relations," Saati said.
The ambassador recalled that all countries in the world agreed that the war in Syria should be stopped "as soon as possible," the conflict-affected people should be saved and the humanitarian aid should be delivered to them.
Russia supports the current Syrian leader as the only legitimate Syrian authority, while Bahrain. along with other members of the major US-led anti-terrorist coalition, is in favor of Assad's overthrow. The coalition has been conducting airstrikes in terrorists' positions in Syria without either UN Security Council approval, or Damascus' consent. Early this year, media reported that Bahrain was ready to deploy ground forces in Syria if necessary.
In September, the Bahraini Foreign Ministry welcomed the "significant results" achieved during consultations between Russia and the United States on Syria, and supported the Syrian ceasefire agreement reached by Moscow and Washington.