Hezbollah says it’s not involved in training activists at the helm of Shiite-led protests against the government in Bahrain.
The militant Lebanese group said in a statement on Thursday that it has no “cadre or sleeper cells” in the tiny Gulf island nation ruled by minority Sunnis.
The statement comes a day after Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheik Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa accused Hezbollah in comments published in the Arabic-language Al-Hayat newspaper of training some Bahrainis involved in the protests at home.
Like Hezbollah, most of the protesters in Bahrain are Shiites. The Shiites are a majority in Bahrain.
Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah has criticized Bahrain’s Sunni monarchy for bringing in Saudi-led troops from Gulf countries to help quell its unrest. Agencies