MANAMA: Iranian support for subversion in Arab states is as big a threat to the region as the Islamic State militant group, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Saturday at a security conference in Manama.
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"These actions are no less a threat to us than Daesh," he said, using the Arabic acronym for the militant group and accusing Iran of smuggling arms into Bahrain.
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He added that the Houthi militia in Yemen, which Gulf states are fighting and accuse of being a proxy for Iran, which the group Tehran both deny, can have a future in the country so long as it disarms and participates in a political solution.