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Bahrain Hails Saudi Security Forces Uprooting of Wanted Terrorists, in Qatif Province

Manama, Shawwal 27, 1438 — The Kingdom of Bahrain lauded Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s killing of 3 wanted terrorists, for committing a number of terrorist and criminal offences, in Qatif Province, stressing taking the side of Saudi Arabia in combating all terrorist outfits, as it, categorically, rejects all acts that may harm security and stability.

In a statement issued here today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain expressed utmost appreciation of the Saudi pivotal role in relentless fighting of terrorism, regionally as well as internationally, in confronting terrorism backers, draining its funding fountain and ongoing efforts to consolidate security and peace, all over the world.

Bahrain renewed its unflinching anti-terrorism stance, calling for synergizing all efforts to eradicate this dangerous scourge that seeks to disseminate disorder and instability and to threatens world security, the statement concluded.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

BAHRAINI KING PRAISES MALAYSIA’S ROLE IN COUNTER-TERRORISM AND EXTREMISM

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain has praised Malaysia’s role in maintaining regional and international security and stability and its role within the Islamic coalition in counter-terrorism and extremism.

In his meeting with visiting Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, the King highlighted the strength of Bahraini-Malaysian relations and military and defence cooperation.

According to Bahrain News Agency, BNA, The Bahraini King extended regards to Malaysian monarch and Premier and to the Malaysian people, wishing more advancement and well-being.

The King welcomed the outcomes of the talks he held with the Malaysian leadership during his recent visit, which have contributed to boosting bilateral relations and cooperation in various areas.

The Malaysian Defence Minister lauded the royal efforts to promote the Bahraini-Malaysian relations, stressing his country’s keenness to expand cooperation at military and defence level.

Source: NAM News Network

US: Iran provided weapons, training for attacks on Bahraini forces

Washington: Labelling Iran the world’s top government sponsor of terrorism, the US State Department said that Tehran has provided weapons, funding, and training to Bahraini groups that have conducted attacks on the Bahraini security forces.

On January 6, 2016, Bahraini security officials dismantled a terrorist cell, linked to Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF), planning to carry out a series of bombings throughout the Kingdom, the State Department said in its Country Reports on Terrorism 2016, the document issued annually under congressional mandate.

Iran used the IRGC-QF to implement foreign policy goals, provide cover for intelligence operations, and create instability in the Middle East, the report said.

Iran has acknowledged the involvement of the IRGC-QF in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria and the IRGC-QF is Iran’s primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad.

In 2016, Iran supported various Iraqi terrorist groups, including Kata’ib Hizballah, as part of an effort to bolster the Assad regime in Syria.

Iran views the Assad regime in Syria as a crucial ally and Syria and Iraq as crucial routes to supply weapons to Hizballah, Iran’s primary terrorist partner. Iran has facilitated and coerced, through financial or residency enticements, primarily fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan to participate in the Assad regime’s brutal crackdown in Syria.

Iranian-supported militias in Iraq have committed serious human rights abuses against civilians and Iranian forces have directly backed militia operations in Syria with armoured vehicles, artillery, and drones.

The Iranian government maintains a robust cyberterrorism programme and has sponsored cyberattacks against foreign government and private sector entities, the report said.

Iran remained unwilling to bring to justice senior Al Qaida members it continued to detain and has refused to publicly identify the members in its custody. Since at least 2009, Iran has allowed Al Qaida facilitators to operate a core facilitation pipeline through the country, enabling Al Qaida to move funds and fighters to South Asia and Syria.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Saudi anti-terror efforts praised

Washington: The US Department of State has released its annual report on terrorism for 2016, which provides the annual assessment of trends and events in the field of international terrorism covering the period from 1 January to 31 December 2016.

On the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the report, which was posted on the department’s internet website, said: Saudi Arabia continued to maintain a strong counterterrorism relationship with the United States and supported enhanced bilateral cooperation to ensure the safety of both U.S. and Saudi citizens within Saudi territories and abroad. Saudi Arabia remained a key member and active participant in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, as evidenced by its co-leading the Counter-ISIS Coalition’s Counter-Finance Working Group (CIFG) alongside the United States and Italy, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The Saudi government condemned ISIS’s activities and participated in coalition military action to defeat the group in Syria and Iraq.

The Saudi Arabian government continued to build and reinforce its capacity to counter terrorism and violent extremist ideologies … Saudi Arabia maintained a high counterterrorism operational tempo, made a number of highly publicized arrests of terrorist suspects, and disrupted active terrorist cells across the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia … expanded existing counterterrorism programs and rhetoric to address the phenomenon of returning foreign terrorist fighters; and leveraged terrorist finance provisions of its Law for Crimes of Terrorism and Terrorist Financing (CT Law) and Royal Decree A/44 to counter the funding of violent extremist groups in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and elsewhere. The government also launched several new countering violent extremism (CVE) initiatives.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

HM King congratulates Colombian president

Manama: HIs Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon on his country’s Independence Day.

Source: Bahrain News Agency