An informed foreign ministry official categorically dismissed the accusations by Bahraini courts against Iran, IRNA reported.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity pointed to the heavy sentences against 14 Bahraini youth, and said, ˈThe Bahraini officials should better take as serious the civil demands of their people instead of lodging accusations against others.ˈ
He called for avoidance of security and police approaches and instead adopt confidence-building measures to conduct serious dialogues.
A Bahraini court sentenced several Bahraini youth to life imprisonment on charges of spying for Iran.
Since 2011, Bahrain has witnessed widespread popular protests against Al-Khalifa family.