Bahrain has recalled its ambassador from Iran and ordered the Iranian regime’s envoy to leave the country, accusing Tehran of meddling in its affairs.
A Foreign Ministry statement, quoted on Thursday by the official BNA news agency, said the action was taken in response to “continuing interference by Iran in the affairs of the kingdom” and an attempt by Tehran to foment “confessional sedition.”
The Foreign Ministry ordered the mullahs’ envoy to leave within 72 hours.
Iran’s regime supports acts of “sabotage and terrorism” in the country, the statement added, accusing Tehran of forming and arming “terrorist groups” and providing them with refuge.
Bahraini authorities said on Wednesday that they had uncovered a large stash of weapons and arrested a number of people suspected of having links with the regime in Iran and the Iraqi government.
An Interior Ministry statement said arms and explosives were discovered in a house in the mainly Shia town of Nuwaidrat, south of the capital Manama.
The cache included a ton and a half of C4 explosives and other explosive material, as well as automatic rifles, pistols and hand grenades, the ministry said.
In August, Bahrain arrested five people suspected of links with Iran’s regime in connection with a bombing that killed two policemen in the island state.