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Posted On: 28 March 2011 11:11 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Qatar seizes Iranian boats carrying weapons

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Boats held near Zubara close to the sea border between Bahrain and Qatar Manama: Qatar on Sunday seized two Iranian boats carrying weapons, a Kuwaiti news portal said. The boats were held near Zubara in the northeast of Qatar and near the sea border between Bahrain and Qatar, Al Aan reported, quoting a source it did not name. The source did not give the number or nationality of those arrested on the boats nor the final destination of the weapons. Qatar is a member of the Peninsula Shield, the military arm of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which this month sent units to Bahrain to help guard major installations. Iran has been accused of fuelling tension in Bahrain after its leaders issued statements supporting the protesters and harshly criticising the Bahraini government and the deployment of Peninsula Shields forces in Bahrain.