Official Refutes Bahrain’s Allegations against Iran

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An informed official at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected as “baseless” the allegations raised by Manama against Tehran in the wake of a recent Bahraini court ruling which has sentenced 12 men to life in prison for the alleged link with Iran.



On Sunday, a Bahraini court sentenced 12 men to life in prison on a charge of spying, receiving training from Iran and processing weapons and explosives. The court has also sentenced two others to 15 years behind bars.

In the meantime, an informed official in Iran’s foreign ministry, speaking on the condition of anonymity, rejected the trumped-up charges against Tehran, saying the allegations are baseless.

The official also called on the Bahraini authorities to fulfill the civil demands of their own nation instead of projecting and raising allegations against other sides.

He further urged the Manama regime to refrain from adopting security and ethnic approaches in that country and take confidence-building measures to pave the way for serious dialogs.

The recent court ruling in Bahrain marks the latest in a series of harsh sentences handed down to protesters in the Persian Gulf nation.

On April 14, a court in Bahrain sentenced eleven anti-regime protesters to five years in prison for taking part in an unauthorized demonstration in a village, south of the capital Manama last year. The prosecution also convicted the Bahrainis of assaulting police during the rally.


Tasnim News Agency
Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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