24-05-2022 08:42 AM Jerusalem Timing

“Shiite Expansion” Becomes “Iranian Expansion” after Al-Manar Publishes Report

“Shiite Expansion” Becomes “Iranian Expansion” after Al-Manar Publishes Report

A day after Al-Manar website published Hespress’s report about Morocco sending security experts to Bahrain to “confront Shiite expansion”, our website received a letter from the deputy editor-in-chief of Moroccan An-Nahar daily.

One day after Al-Manar website published Hespress website’s report about Morocco sending security experts to Bahrain to “confront Shiite expansion”, our website received a letter from the deputy editor-in-chief of Moroccan An-Nahar daily indicating that he has warned Hespress that this topic was meaningless. For its part, the latter changed the report’s headline from “Morocco sends Security Experts to Bahrain” to “Morocco to Confront Iranian Expansion”.

The paper’s deputy editor-in-chief further stated that “the topic was published for incitement, and it is not clear whether it is true or not.”

Hespress pictureHespress Website had reported yesterday that “Morocco had finally agreed with the Bahrain Kingdom to send retired security officials who have previously worked in security and army careers, to work with special Bahraini security units to confront the challenges the country is facing, especially those related to confronting the “Shiite expansion”.”

The news website quoted sources as saying that “Morocco has been preoccupied since a few weeks in written down names of retired security and armed forces elements in order to dispatch them to Bahrain, so that they aid its internal security apparatuses in stabilizing security especially after the country was exposed to the danger of “terror” and “Shiite expansion”.”

This week, Morocco strongly condemned “the terror attack that the Bahraini Akkar region faced, which resulted in the injury of a number of security forces members,” reiterating its solidarity with the kingdom in its efforts to fight all types of terror and extremism.”

The African country had also “informed the government about Morocco’s support to efforts aimed at strengthening coexistence and stability between the brotherly Bahraini people, in a way that braces pillars of national dialogue and enhances the reformatory and democratic path in the country.”

In this context, Head of the Social and Humanitarian Research Center in Wajda, Dr. Samir Boudinar told Hespress that “Morocco, with its latest stances – its call to join the Gulf Cooperation Council and its royal visit to the Gulf states – has become closer to those countries in the region.”

He considered that “there has been mutual approach on several priority files and cases on various levels between the Moroccan Monarchy and the Monarchies Club in the Gulf,” indicating that “the security aspect is basic in this strategic approach between the Moroccan and Gulf monarchies, especially with the presence of clear sensitivity towards some files like “the Shiites” file.”