Bahraini Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Khalifa attends the consultative meeting of interior ministers from the (GCC), in  Manama on April 23, 2013. (AFP)

August 6, 2019

Bahrain accused on Sunday Iran and Qatar of plotting to target its national unity and of promoting sedition and chaos.

Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa said the Qatari and Iranian interference in the internal affairs of Bahrain aren’t new, but come in different forms.

He explained that Iran relies on fanning the flames of sectarianism to interfere in Bahrain’s internal affairs blatantly, while Qatar seeks to undermine social cohesion and damage family bonds, which represents an affront to authentic Arab and Islamic values and customs.

“This is against Arabic and Islamic values,” he said.

The Interior Minister explained that the conspiracies of Qatar and Iran and their attempts to divide the nation and promote sedition will fail because of the national unity of Bahrainis and their loyalty to the King, which would enable them to meet challenges.

“Qatari and Iranian conspiracies to subvert national unity and spark chaos are doomed to failure”, he said.

The Minister was speaking as he chaired the second meeting of the committee to follow up the implementation of the National Plan to Promote the Spirit of Belonging to the Nation and Reinforce the Values of Nationalism.

At the committee, some new initiatives were introduced, and others were integrated, bringing the total to 89 initiatives, of which 60 have been applied.

The Interior Minister said the Reform Project spearheaded by the King is considered highly significant, and is regarded as a national achievement and a role model throughout time to take Bahrain to a bright and secure future and protect the dignity of all segments in society.

Asharq Al-Awsat

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