Bahrain is facing a potential nuclear catastrophe in case of a nuclear attack against it, Shoura Council (Bahrain’s parliament) member ‘Aisha Salim Mubarak told the local Gulf Daily News.
"We do not have any shelters in Bahrain to take cover in case something happens. We do not even have the equipment needed for measuring nuclear radiation," Mubarak said during the parliament’s weekly session.
The MP revealed its country’s concern that a nuclear threat could come from many countries, including Iran, Pakistan, India and Israel. She also said that the fact that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries were interested in pursuing nuclear technology increased the threat.
Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Ahmad Bin ‘Atiyyatullah Al Khalifa said a national committee would investigate the matter and would present its recommendations by July this year.
The Media Line’s analysts add that Bahrain and the rest of the Persian Gulf countries are also concerned that their proximity to the Iranian nuclear plant in Bushehr would put them in danger in case a military assault would be launched against the plant.
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