Tehran dismisses Manama claim on ‘terror group’


Iran has rejected a recent claim by Bahrain that it has busted a terrorist cell with links to some groups in Iran.

Speaking at her weekly press conference on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said that the allegation is part of a blame game.

Afkham stressed that a “security approaches” will fail to put an end to the tension in the Persian Gulf monarchy and said peaceful solutions that could pave the way for the participation of all sides in the country’s political process are the key to settling the conflict in Bahrain.

On Sunday, Bahrain’s Interior Ministry claimed that it had smashed a major terrorist cell with links to ‘outlawed groups’ in Iran.

It further claimed that two senior members of the group were still at large in Iran, saying that they had recruited a number of Bahrainis for terrorist operations in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

Bahrain has been the scene of anti-government protests since 2011, during which scores of Bahraini people have been killed and thousands more injured.

Many protesters have also been taken into custody.

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