Iran dismisses Bahrain’s terror allegations as ‘baseless’

Tehran: Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday dismissed the recent terror allegations by Bahrain as “baseless”.

“Such repetitive and baseless allegations will not resolve the Bahraini government’s problems,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said in a statement, XInhua reported.

A day earlier, the Bahraini government said its security forces arrested 116 Iranian-linked suspected terrorists in an operation to “combat terrorism and external interference in the country’s internal affairs.”

The suspects were arrested for a wide range of crimes, including planning and executing terror attacks as well as manufacturing, storing and transporting explosive devices, the government said in a statement.

“Pinning the blame on others and repeating outdated scenarios and baseless accusations against others will not help the Bahraini government resolve its problems with citizens,” Qasemi said.

“We once again advise Bahraini officials to prepare the ground for engagement and dialogue with their own people instead of beefing up security and police arrangements,” he added.