Tension mounts between Bahrain and Iran, it is politically-motivated says the UAE

The tensions have moved a rung over the last few days, after Iran officially condemned “a raid by Bahraini forces on the house of prominent Shia cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim.” The Iranian government denounced the raid as continued and deliberate violence on behalf of the Bahraini government against the Shia community. According to Tehran, Sheikh Qassim was targeted because he “has repeatedly criticized Manama over its violent crackdown on protests.” Continue reading