Bahrain accuses Iran over terrorist sabotage of main oil pipeline

Bahrain accuses Iran over terrorist sabotage of main oil pipeline
Bahrain oil pipeline blast. (Image: Screen grab of Wotchit video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Iran does have links to insurgent elements in Bahrain — which doesn’t mean Iran was definitively linked to this incident, or that the Bahraini emirate is without its own political excesses.  Iran could be connected to this attack. Typical Middle Eastern situation.]

Bahrain said the explosion on its main oil pipeline on Friday was a result of “terrorist sabotage,” linked to its arch-enemy Iran, who the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom blames for fanning unrest in the country.

“The incident was an act of sabotage and a dangerous act of terrorism aimed at harming the higher interests of the nation and the safety of the people,” the interior ministry said on its website.

“Terrorist acts witnessed by the country in the recent period are carried out through direct contacts and instructions from Iran,” the statement quoted Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah al-Khalifa as saying. …

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In Tehran, a spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry on Sunday rejected the accusations.

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