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Why the Iranian regime is major threat to the region and international community

Hezbollah supporters hold images of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini (L), and Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenai, during celebrations in Beirut on Feb 6, 2019. (AFP) By Track Persia May 27, 2021 Since the success of Grand Ayatollah Ruhullah Khomeini’s Islamic Revolution in Iran and the overthrow of the [...]

By |May 27th, 2021|Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Lebanon, Middle East, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen|

Bahrain probes $1.3bn Iranian money laundering network

The bank at the center of the allegations was set up and controlled by Iran’s Bank Saderat and Bank Melli. (Shutterstock) May 18, 2021 Bahrain’s attorney general said that public prosecutors had uncovered a $1.3 billion money laundering racket linked to officials at Future Bank and other Iranian institutions — including its central [...]

By |May 18th, 2021|Bahrain|

Iran appeals to CAS over Bahrain hub for World Cup qualifiers

Iranian football team Persepolis' players celebrate a goal during the AFC Champions League match against Qatar's Al Sadd in Tehran, Jan 10, 2020. (AFP) April 8, 2021 Iran’s football federation has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the Asian Football Confederation’s decision to stage Asian World Cup Group C qualifiers [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Bahrain, East Asia|

Bahrain accuses Future Bank, Iranian banks of money laundering

Bahrain's Public Prosecution Building, Bahrain. (BNA) January 1, 2021 The high criminal court of Bahrain accused on Thursday the Iran-owned Future Bank, five of its officials and several Iranian banks of money laundering. The bank officials were sentenced to five years in prison and fined 1 million dinars each, report the Bahrain news agency (BNA). [...]

By |January 1st, 2021|Bahrain|

US hits Iran-backed Bahrain group with sanctions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, Feb. 28, 2020. (AP) December 15, 2020 The Trump administration on Tuesday slapped sanctions on an alleged Iranian-backed Shiite group in Bahrain that it accuses of trying to overthrow Bahrain’s government and plotting terrorist attacks on Americans in the [...]

By |December 15th, 2020|Bahrain, North America, USA|

Iran misinformation campaign accuses Kylie Moore-Gilbert of colluding with Bahraini ex-MP to spy for Israel

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a lecturer at Melbourne University. (AFP) December 4, 2020 Iran has launched a media misinformation campaign to justify its claim that the freed academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert was a spy, accusing her of coordinating with a former Bahraini MP to steal secrets for Israel. A state-run TV outlet this week ran a nearly [...]

By |December 4th, 2020|Australia, Bahrain, Europe, Israel|

Bahrain: Iran’s malign activities ‘more blatant than ever’ in Middle East

Abdullatif Al-Zayani, now Bahrain's FM, speaks during a press conference following the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh on Dec.10, 2019. (AP) December 2, 2020 Iran’s malign activities in the Middle East are “more blatant than ever,” Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani said on Tuesday during the virtual US-Bahrain Strategic Dialogue. Iran’s “malign intent and [...]

By |December 2nd, 2020|Bahrain, Middle East|

Bahrain sentences Iran-backed militias to prison

A Bahraini forensic police officer inspects the site of a bomb blast in the village of Sitra, south of Manama in 2017. (AFP) November 7, 2020 The Bahraini government sentenced 51 offenders linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) for terror activities, most of them in absentia, according to the government statement issued on [...]

By |November 7th, 2020|Bahrain|

Bahrain says it foils terrorist attack backed by Iran

The US Patrol Coastal ship USS Tempest (PC 2) transits from Khalifa Bin Salman Port to Mina Salman Pier in Bahrain on July 3, 2013. (AFP) September 21, 2020 Bahrain said on Sunday it had foiled a "terrorist attack" backed by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Saudi state television Al-Ekhbariya and a local [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Bahrain|

Israel deal protects Bahrain’s interests amid Iran threat, minister says

Bahraini Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Khalifa attends GCC meeting in Manama, April 23, 2013. (AFP) September 15, 2020 Bahrain’s interior minister said on Monday that normalising ties with Israel protects Bahrain’s interests and strengthens its strategic partnership with the United States, amid an ongoing threat from Iran. “It [...]

By |September 15th, 2020|Bahrain, Israel|