TEHRAN, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday dismissed the allegations levelled by Bahrain concerning Iran's link with "terrorists" detained recently in the Arab state.
Bahrain had better stop suppressing freedom within its own border instead of throwing groundless accusations against the Islamic republic, the Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said according to Press TV.
The remarks by Qasemi followed recent Manama accusations that it had uncovered a "terrorist" group linked to Tehran.
The accusations are "baseless and fruitless lies," he said, adding that it was a source of wonder that Bahraini authorities still insisted on repeating such claims against Iran.
Qasemi urged Manama to observe the principles of good neighborliness with the Islamic republic.
In Jan. 2016, Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with Iran after Saudi Arabia cut ties with Tehran amid outrage over the Saudi execution of a Shiite cleric.