Bahrain arrests 116 alleged members of 'Iran-linked cell'

Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday that a number of terrorist operations have been thwarted, and 116 Iran-backed terrorist elements have been arrested. (AFP)
Updated 03 March 2018
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Bahrain arrests 116 alleged members of 'Iran-linked cell'

DUBAI: Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday that a number of terrorist operations have been thwarted, and 116 Iran-backed terrorist elements have been arrested.
“The roles of terrorist elements have varied in planning, preparation and execution between explosive carriers and field outlet, they were responsible for manufacturing, transporting and storing explosive materials,” the interior ministry said.
Leaders and employees of the security services, patrols and buses transporting security forces were targeted, as well as oil and vital facilities, all caused to disrupt security and order, hit the economy and endanger the country's security and safety, the ministry stated.
“Iran’s Revolutionary Guards worked to form these terrorist elements by uniting several terrorist organizations and collecting them in a single framework and are behind the support, funding and training of elements of terrorist organizations,” it continued.
“Iran's Revolutionary Guards have intensified recruitment of terrorist elements and provided them with funds, firearms and improvised explosive devices.”
48 out of 116 terrorists trained in IRGC camps in Iran and its foreign arms in Iraq and Lebanon.
(Developing)


Jared Kushner: US to present Middle East peace plan after Ramadan

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Jared Kushner: US to present Middle East peace plan after Ramadan

NEW YORK: President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner said Tuesday that he would present his long-awaited Middle East peace plan after the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan ends in early June.
Kushner, speaking at a forum of Time magazine, said he had hoped to offer the proposal late last year but that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then called elections and still needs time to form a coalition.
“Once that’s done we’ll probably be in the middle of Ramadan, so we’ll wait until after Ramadan and then we’ll put our plan out,” said Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump.