Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:39 am
Bahrain: Alleged terror cell tied to Iran, allies
The Associated Press
A statement Sunday on the ministry's website said the suspected terror network received training and financial support from Iran, Iraq and Lebanon - references to Iranian-backed Shiite groups such as Lebanon's Hezbollah and others.
Bahrain's Western-backed Sunni monarchy has frequently accused Shiite power Iran and its allies of aiding the uprising by Bahrain's majority Shiites. Iran denies the charges.
Bahrain courts have previously convicted suspects for alleged coup plotting and links to Iran and Hezbollah, but no clear evidence has been made public.
Bahrain is home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.