Iranian spokesman warns Bahrain not to threaten its ‘big’ neighbor

Abbas Mousavi, new spokesman of Iran's foreign ministry speaking with foreign minister Javad Zarif. Undated. (IRNA) May 4, 2019 The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, has responded to Bahraini Foreign Minister's comment about not allowing Iran to shut down the Strait of Hormuz. Mousavi warned the Bahraini chief diplomat not [...]

By |May 4th, 2019|Bahrain|

Bahrain jails 138 for plotting to form Iranian-linked ‘terror’ group

The building of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the capital Manama. (BNA) April 16, 2019 Bahrain jailed 138 people and revoked their citizenship on Tuesday for plotting to form a “terror” group with links to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the public prosecutor said. The court, whose rulings can be appealed, [...]

By |April 16th, 2019|Bahrain|

In Revolution anniversary speech, Rouhani lays claim to Bahrain, other neighbors

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech during the annual military parade in Tehran on Saturday, Sept 22, 2018. (AFP) February 12, 2019 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday laid historical claims to a number of Arabian Gulf countries without naming them. In a speech marking the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Bahrain|

Iranian proxy warns of more attacks in Bahrain

The spokesman, identified as a commander within Saraya al Ashtar, as seen in a video released on Feb 9, 2019. (Supplied) By Caleb Weiss February 11, 2019 Saraya al Ashtar, one of the main Iranian proxy groups in the Kingdom of Bahrain, released its first-ever video statement in which it promises more attacks on [...]

By |February 11th, 2019|Bahrain|

Bahrain slams Iranian statements on its judicial rulings

The building of Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the capital Manama. (BNA) January 30, 2019 Manama condemned on Tuesday Iranian statements on Bahrain's recent judicial rulings. Bahrain's Foreign Ministry said that Tehran’s remarks reflect the aggressive nature of the regime in Iran, as well as its approach that disrespects [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|Bahrain|

Iran seeks to disrupt Bahrain elections

A Bahraini national casts her vote in the parliamentary and municipal elections. (BNA) November 25, 2018 Iran has sought to disrupt the parliamentary and municipal elections in Bahrain that were held Saturday by sending false messages to citizens, misleading them into believing their names were not on voter lists, revealed Director-General of Anti-corruption [...]

By |November 25th, 2018|Bahrain|

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain add IRGC and individuals to terror lists

Gen. Qassem Soleimani (C), who heads the elite Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard attends a graduation ceremony of a group of the guard's officers in Tehran,June 30, 2018. (AP) October 23, 2018 In multilateral action, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain added on Tuesday Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and senior officers of its Quds [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Bahrain, Saudi Arabia|

Prosecutors charge 169 over ‘Bahraini Hezbollah’ group

Charges included receiving and giving money allocated to the terrorist group, hiding ammunition and explosives and damaging public and private property. (BNA) September 26, 2018 The 169 suspects in the case of formation of the so-called "Bahraini Hezbollah" terrorist group will be put on trial by the Fourth High Criminal Court on October [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Bahrain|

Bahraini scholar assaulted in Iran looks back at his ordeal

Shaikh Hassan al-Toublani was attacked during a visit to the shrine of Imam Ali bin Musa Reza. (BNA) September 12, 2018 A prominent Bahraini scholar who was attacked by assailants during his visit to a Shiite shrine in the Iranian city of Mashhad has spoken of his ordeal in a recent statement. Shaikh [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Bahrain|

14 Iranians arrested for illegally entering Bahrain

A general view of the Bahraini capital Manama. (AFP) September 10, 2018 Bahrain announced on Saturday the arrest of 14 Iranians for illegally entering the country. The Interior Ministry said that the Iranians attempted to enter the island nation on “forged Asian passports.” It revealed that the detainees paid for the Asian passports [...]

By |September 10th, 2018|Bahrain|