Bahrain’s measures aimed at preventing Iran’s “meddling”

Feb 22
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Bahraini Interior Minister Lt.-Gen. Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa spoke of the "dangers of Iran's interference in the internal security" of Bahrain. (File photo: AP)
Bahraini Interior Minister Lt.-Gen. Sheikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa spoke of the "dangers of Iran's interference in the internal security" of Bahrain. (File photo: AP)

Al Hurra TV
Sunday, 21 February 2016

Bahrain Interior Minister Rashed bin Abdullah al-Khalifa announced on Sunday his country has launched actions to prevent Iran’s “meddling” in this Gulf kingdom. These measures include controlling charity aid, adjusting instructions for travelling and adopting new laws for religious ceremonies held by Shiites.
The Minister said Iran is attempting to take advantage of any kind of presence on our soil for its own expansionist objectives, according to the official Bahrain news agency. The Minister spoke of meeting with clergy, members of parliament and the council, heads of local newspapers, and also various dignitaries discussing “the volume and dangerous effect of Iran’s meddling” on Bahrain’s internal security.
Bahrain has launched numerous measures to confront the threat of terrorism, including establishing monitoring committees on money transferred and collected for charities, he added.
Bahrain had announced the arrest of members of a “terrorist cell” linked to Iran, adding a number of these cell members were trained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and/or travelled to Lebanon for training from Hezbollah. The number of those arrested in this regard is over 76 suspects, the Bahrain Interior Minister said.

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