Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 20
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Majlis (parliament) Alaeddin Boroujerdi has accused the Bahraini government of supporting anti-Iranian armed groups, IRIB news agency reported Feb. 19.
Boroujerdi who was speaking to the Lebanese TV channel al-Mayadeen said that Iranian security forces had managed to discover a terrorist explosives arsenal in Saravan, Sistan-Baluchestan Province in southeastern Iran.
"Bahrain had given the terrorists money to buy these weapons," Boroujerdi asserted.
However, the official did not name the people or groups involved in launching the arsenal.
On Feb. 17, Saravan's representative to the Majlis, Hedayatollah Mirmorad Zehi said that 200 kilograms of explosives had been found in his area of representation that belonged to groups opposed to the Islamic Republic.
Elsewhere, Iran's Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Feb. 19 that the amount of the explosives found was 350 kilograms. He added that a number of hideouts of the anti-Iranian members were found and three members were taken in to custody.
On the other hand, Bahrain had earlier accused Iran of helping Shia militia in that country against the government, accusing the Islamic Revolution Guardian Corps (IRGC) as the main supporter of the groups.
However, the Iranian Foreign Ministry on the same day rejected the allegations as "blatant lie and objectionable" and counted them as projections by the Bahraini government aimed at disguising its domestic problems.
Edited by CN