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Another Obama administration warning to Bahrain

February 19, 2011 |  4:54 pm

Bahrain anti-government Demonstrations continue Saturday night in Manama 2-19-11

National Security Advisor Tom Donilon's call with the Crown Prince of Bahrain, as provided by the White House

 Earlier this afternoon, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon spoke by telephone with Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa to follow up on President Obama’s conversation with King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on FTom Donilon deputy national security advisor to Obamariday evening.

Mr Donilon reiterated the President’s condemnation of violence used against peaceful protesters, and expressed support for the steps that the Crown Prince has ordered taken to show restraint and initiate dialogue with all segments of Bahraini society.

As a long-standing partner of Bahrain, the United States believes that the stability of Bahrain depends upon respect for the universal rights of the people of Bahrain, and a process of meaningful reform that is responsive to the aspirations of all Bahrainis.    ####

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Photo: Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images (Anti-government demonstrators protest into Saturday night there); Charles Dharapak / Associated Press (Donilon).