Seventeen US intelligence agencies have confirmed to Congress that Iran is supplying weapons to Bahrain’s opposition. They claim that such action could ignite sectarian havoc in the region, writes SAYED ZAHRA.

Iran is providing radical Shi’ite groups in Bahrain with multiple means of support and this is likely to continue this year, they said in their annual report on National Intelligence Agencies’ assessment of threats facing the US worldwide.

“Iran’s interference in the region clashes with US interests and inflames regional conflicts and its commitment to back and empower Shi’ite forces will ignite sectarian conflicts in the region.” […]