Iran denies busting an Iranian-backed terrorist cell in Bahrain
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 10
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham denied busting a terrorist cell in Bahrain that was allegedly backed by Iran.
"This indictment is completely rejected and such allegations are not accepted," Iran 's Fars news agency quoted Afkham as saying June 10.
Afkham stressed that security approaches will fail to put an end to the tension in Bahrain. Peaceful solutions that could pave the way for the participation of all sides in the country's political process are the key to settling the conflict in the country, she added.
On June 7, Bahrain 's Interior Ministry said that it had smashed a major terrorist cell with links to outlawed groups in Iran.
It further claimed that two senior members of the group were still at large in Iran, saying that they had recruited a number of Bahrainis for terrorist operations in the tiny Gulf kingdom.
Afkham also said that dimensions of the Saudi-led coalition to Yemen are being widened. "We have asked responsible bodies to pay special attention to the issue sending aid packages, including food and medicine, but unfortunately Saudi Arabia's cooperation is very weak and there are some hurdles."
A meeting on Yemen crisis is scheduled for June 14 in Geneva. "Although Iran will not attend the meeting, but we are ready to provide any help to resolve the crisis," the Iranian official added.
Edited by CN