Iran rejects Bahrain`s claim of terror cell links

Bahrain`s Sunni leaders have repeatedly accused Iran of encouraging Shiite-led protests that erupted in February in the kingdom, a charge Iran denies.

Updated: Nov 14, 2011, 14:41 PM IST

Tehran: An Iranian official says Tehran rejects Bahraini allegations that a terror cell uncovered in the island nation had links to the Shiite powerhouse`s Revolutionary Guard.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian says Bahrain`s claim is "baseless and fabricated" and urged the Bahraini government to focus instead on repairing the "deep schism" between its Sunni monarchy and Shiite majority.

Abdollahian spoke to the Arabic Language al-Alam channel late on Sunday.

Bahrain`s Sunni leaders have repeatedly accused Iran of encouraging Shiite-led protests that erupted in February in the kingdom, a charge Iran denies.

Bahrain`s public prosecutor on Sunday alleged the terror cell planned attacks against high profile sites, such as the Saudi Embassy in Manama.

Bureau Report