A hardline Iranian news site that is controlled by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) continues to seek to incite the Bahraini Shiite population. Quoting a Bahraini activist, the site propagated that the “international posture toward the political situation in Bahrain is merely for show” and aimed to “neutralize the Shiite opposition in the country.”

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Since the first days of the political unrest in Bahrain in 2011, the Iranian state has played an active role aimed to incite the Shiite opposition in the country. Not only has Tehran bombarded the Bahraini population with a sectarian message through its media operations which are designed to provoke the Shiite against the Sunni, but Tehran has in some cases provided arms to militarize the conflict as well.