Bahrain Blames Pipeline Fire on Iran as Mideast Tensions Mount

Bahrain Blames Pipeline Fire on Iran as Mideast Tensions Mount

Bahrain Blames Pipeline Fire on Iran as Mideast Tensions Mount

Meanwhile, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated the Kingdom's strong condemnation of the blast that led to a fire in the oil pipeline near Buri area in Bahrain.

In this photo released by Bahrain News Agency, Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Bahrain Minister of Interior talks with a member of the emergency services, during his visit to the scene of an explosion, in Bahrain, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. "Apparently, Bahraini officials have been conditioned to blame Iran after any mishap that occurs on the island [country]", Qasemi said.

No one was injured in the explosion late Friday night near the Shiite village of Buri and no militant group immediately claimed the blast.

Bahraini authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on Sunday refuted allegations of Tehran's involvement in a recent explosion on the only Bahrain's pipeline that supplies oil from Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources has tightened security at all its oil facilities following the Bahrain pipeline attack, it announce on Saturday. Iran had no immediate comment.

The "attempt to bomb the Saudi-Bahraini oil pipeline is a unsafe Iranian escalation that aims to scare citizens and hurt the global oil industry", Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Khalifa said on Twitter.

It also suspended pumping oil to Bahrain after the attack on the crude oil pipeline.

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