MANAMA: Bahrain said last night it foiled a major terror plot aimed to jeopardise national security of GCC states.
"An external plot has been fomented for 20 to 30 years for the ground to be ripe for subversive designs," His Majesty King Hamad said.
"If this subversive plot succeeded in one GCC country it might then spill over," he said as he met commanding officers of the Peninsula Shield joint forces.
He was welcomed by BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, National Guard chief Major-General Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, Peninsula Shield joint forces Commander Major-General Mutlaq bin Salem Al Azima'a and senior officers.
His Majesty paid tribute to GCC leaders for their keenness to deter dangers jeopardising Bahrain, reflecting strong fraternal relations, common destiny and firm commitment to the joint defence agreements.