Officials said the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom decided to halt
plans to procure gas from Iran in wake of the Shi'ite revolt. They said Iran
played a major role in aiding the Shi'ite opposition with money and weapons.
"The project to import Iranian gas is currently halted because of the
blatant Iranian interference," Bahraini Foreign Minister Khaled Bin Ahmed Al
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In 2008, Bahrain signed a memorandum of understanding for the import of
one billion cubic feet of gas per day from Iran, Middle East Newsline reported.
Iran has been a major
trading partner with Bahrain, which contains a majority of Shi'ites, many of
them Iranian nationals.