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Qatar 'seizes two Iranian boats with arms' - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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KUWAIT CITY (AFP) – Qatar, which has sea borders with Bahrain and Iran, has seized two Iranian boats in the Gulf carrying weapons, a Kuwaiti electronic newspaper reported on Sunday.

The boats were intercepted off Al-Zubara coast, northeast of Qatar and close to the country’s territorial waters with Bahrain, Al-Aan said, citing sources it did not identify.

The sources provided no details on the crew, the date of the operation or the destination of the boats. There was also no confirmation of the report from authorities in the Qatari, Bahraini or Iranian capitals.

Sunni-ruled Bahrain, where Shiite-led protests broke out on February 14, accuses Shiite-led Iran of meddling in its affairs and elements of the Bahraini opposition of links with foreign powers.

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