Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:23PM
Ambassador Hossein Amir Abdollahian said the accusations leveled against the state minister concerned Bahrain’s internal affairs.
Iran has denied reports that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was involved in the money-laundering operation allegedly run by a Bahraini minister.
“We strongly deny all claims about an alleged involvement of the Guards in the operations,” said Iranian Ambassador to Manama Hossein Amir Abdollahian, quoted by Bahraini daily Al Wasat.Abdollahian further described the claims as “baseless.”
The allegation came to light after Bahraini State Minister Mansour Bin Rajab was sacked for his supposed involvement in a money-laundering operation.
The official was arrested last week and released following a brief interrogation. Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said in a short statement that his activities had been monitored since early 2009.
Ambassador Abdollahian said Iran views the accusations leveled against the former state minister as a Bahraini internal matter.