BAHRAIN WARNS OF SECURITY CHALLENGES POSED BY QATAR’S COOPERATION WITH IRANIAN GUARDS

Bahrain warned that, it is facing security challenges, because of the alleged cooperation between Qatar and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Bahrain’s Interior Minister, Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, blasted what he called, “the constant interference” by Iran and other countries, in Bahrain’s security affairs.

At a speech, announcing the formation of a national committee, to reinforce loyalty and national values, the minister claimed that, Iran continues efforts to recruit Bahrainis, to change their national ideology and train them to carry out “terrorist acts.”

“Today, massive efforts are being made in Bahrain, to deploy police, that is capable of meeting security challenges, in the wake of the changes in the nature of the crimes,” he said.

Bahrain cut its diplomatic ties with Iran in Jan, 2016, after demonstrators stormed and set fire to the Saudi embassy in Tehran, in a protest.

Along with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, Bahrain also cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in Jun, last year, citing Doha’s interference in their internal affairs, and its support to extremism and terrorism.

Qatar has strongly denied these charges.

Source: NAM News Network