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    Tehran Rejects Manama's Accusations of Plotting Terrorist Attacks in Bahrain

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tehran is rejecting all Manama's accusations of supporting people who planned terrorist attacks in Bahrain, Iranian Foreign Ministry said Sunday in a press release.

    On Saturday, the Foreign Ministry of Bahrain said that the country's special service detained 116 people suspected of preparing terrorist attacks, who allegedly had links to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

    "Iran’s foreign ministry has rejected the recent anti-Iran claims raised by Bahrain, saying that such repetitive and baseless allegations will not resolve the Bahraini government’s problems," the press release read.

    The foreign ministry stressed that "pinning the blame on others and repeating outdated scenarios and baseless accusations against others will not help the Bahraini government resolve its problems with its citizens."

    READ MORE: Bahrain Sentences Two Shia Muslims to Death, Alleging Iranian Influence

    The relations between Tehran and Manama have been strained for decades. Bahrain broke diplomatic ties with Iran in January 2016, after an attack on the Saudi diplomatic mission in Iran.

    Bahrain's population is mainly Shiite, but the ruling dynasty adheres to Sunni Islam, whereas in Iran, Shia Islam is dominant.

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